Georgetown University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (23)
I had a great Georgetown experience, especially within the school of foreign service. The classes offered were pertinent and interesting, and the faculty always available to discuss any topic - whether that be related to their class or otherwise. Multiple professors were very helpful to me when seeking advice relative to post-graduation plans. There were also many opportunities to network!
Georgetown is absolutely a wonderful place to pursue your undergraduate education. It's not perfect, but it offers plenty of opportunities for both your career and your academic interests. I cannot speak highly enough of the School of Foreign Service (SFS), since the professors there are some of the best you'll find anywhere and are dedicated to making sure their students both understand and enjoy the material. Georgetown offers so much for any prospective student and I wouldn't trade my Georgetown experience for the world.
The Culture & Politics major (CULP) within the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University is the perfect for students with diverse interests that may not feel like they fit neatly into any of the traditional undergraduate liberal arts majors. I loved CULP because it married an extremely strong foundation curriculum in government, economics, philosophy, history, and foreign language with the freedom to design my own academic path. I chose to study Social Justice and Human Rights and was able to study that topic through a variety of disciplines, including theology, women's and gender studies, anthropology, and international relations. Ultimately, CULP allowed me to tailor my degree to my interests as opposed to making me fit into a pre-constructed degree track.
Wouldn't trade this experience for anything! My teachers were incredible, my classmates were inspiring, and the opportunities it has provided me after graduation have been endless. I really think there is something to be said about going to a school with such a strong reputation, it has carried me in my post-grad life
Georgetown provides its student with quality education both inside and outside the classroom. With its commitment to "women and men for others" and various Jesuit values, a Georgetown student is always taught to put their education towards the service of the greater good. The amount of opportunities available outside the classroom setting both in terms of travel and extracurricular activities makes a Georgetown student equipped with both academic and entrepreneurial skills. The diversity and globalism of the student body provides a necessary space of interaction for a foreign service degree and trains students to be quite cosmopolitan. While some classes are academically traditional or conservative, a lot of the classes available in the foreign service degree are experimental and allow for a cross of various disciplines. Overall its one of the best schools to attend to get trained in international affairs.
I recently graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC this past May with a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies with Honors. What sets my degree apart from other disciplines is that it gives students the opportunity to explore multiple subject matters and open their eyes to how different subjects carry out the process of analytical thinking and inquiry. Accordingly, students such as myself develop a level of exposure to various social sciences such as economics, philosophy and politics and are able to digest information from different viewpoints. For example, over the course of my undergraduate career, I have been exposed to the works of a number of legal and social philosophers such as Marx, Mill, Austin, and Locke. What intrigued me with regards to the works of these scholars is that despite the difference in subject matter they were all united by the fact that they were attempting to apply structure to social realities. This notion piqued my interest especially with regards to the business realm and how consultancy plays a key role in ensuring the growth and sustainability of different firms. I was instantly drawn to the pursuit of a Msc in Sustainability Management degree and began my research and saw the strong emphasis that sustainability practices had on both the corporate social responsibility of firms as well as the individuals daily activities. My Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies allowed me to understand my specialized interests and allowed me to view Sustainability in light of different opinions, including the opposing aspect. It is the exposure to understanding perception that garners such a degree success in self-growth and analytical thinking.
I decided to enroll in their Master's in Program and Portfolio Managment program. If you are an experienced professional in this field, my advice is to keep looking. The professor who envisioned this program is stellar. I cannot say that for the other so-called instructors. My advice is to save your money (which is quite a lot) and find another program that has been in existence for awhile.This is the first year for this program and it shows. Bugs in the technology, courses which are mirror images of each other, and so-called professor who need to realize they are instructing professionals with many years of experience in these fields. I cannot nor while I recommend this program to anyone.
Georgetown is a great school if you work hard and are serious about your future. The school expects a lot from its students and thus you will feel the pressure to be successful. Which is great in the long run. There are plenty of social activities to engage in and with the networking, you will meet so many people from around the world. You might even see a celebrity or two on campus.
The campus is grand, very beautiful. The instructors are decent, tuition very high. Left with lots of debt, no scholarships, and no career counseling or help with resume writing. Overall, I'd give the school a B-. Debt was high, earning potential not quite as high. Will be paying off the cost of my education for decades. Think twice about the costly price tag.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Georgetown is the wonderful type of place that has a great campus, a passionate student body, and dedicated professors who truly love teaching. I couldn't have asked for a better place to study, learn, and grow as a person (and have a TON of fun along the way)!