Georgetown, Washington DC

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#2 of 9 in Neighborhoods in Washington DC
President: John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., 48th President

Campus size: 104 acres

Colors: Blue and Gray. Georgetown adopted its official colors in 1866, symbolizing the union of the north and south following the Civil War.

Mascot: Jack the Bulldog

Schools and Colleges:

* Georgetown College (1789)

* Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (1820)

* School of Medicine (1851)

* Law Center (1870)

* School of Nursing and Health Studies (1903)

* Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (1919)

* School of Continuing Studies (1956)

* Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business (1957)

* McCourt School of Public Policy (2013)

What's a Hoya? Many years ago, when all Georgetown students were required to study Greek and Latin, the University's teams were nicknamed "The Stonewalls." It is suggested that a student, using Greek and Latin terms, started the cheer "Hoya Saxa!", which translates into "What Rocks!" The name proved popular and the term "Hoyas" was eventually adopted for all Georgetown teams.
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  • Traditional district near the center, the Potomac River and the university. It's hard to see these traditional constructions in an American city. Houses of wood, of bricks, different colors, many trees. It makes you want to rent one of them and stay for a while.
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  • Subdued version of midtown manhattan sans the massive structures. It seems to us that Georgetown serves as the premiere shopping and dining destination of Washingtonians.  more »

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