22 Facts About Georgetown University

1. Georgetown University is one of the top-ten yearly producers of Peace Corps volunteers as of 2010, with 35 active and 866 total volunteers since 1961.

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2. Georgetown University fields 23 varsity teams and the Club Sports Board supports an additional 23 club teams.

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3. Georgetown University hosts notable speakers each year, largely because of the success of the Georgetown Lecture Fund and the Office of Communications.

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4. Georgetown University has a campus-wide television station, GUTV, which began broadcasting in 1999.

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5. Georgetown University has many additional groups representing national, ethnic, and linguistic interests.

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6. In December 2007, Georgetown University opened a liaison office in Shanghai, China to coordinate with Fudan University and others.

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7. Georgetown University owns many of the buildings in the Georgetown neighborhood east of the main campus and west of 35th Street NW, including all buildings west of 36th Street.

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8. Georgetown University operates a facility in Doha, Qatar, and villas in Alanya, Turkey and Fiesole, Italy.

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9. Georgetown University has four campuses in Washington, DC: the undergraduate campus located in the neighborhood of Georgetown, the Medical Center, the School of Continuing Studies and the Law Center.

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10. Georgetown University accepts the SAT and ACT, though it does not consider the writing portion of either test.

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11. In 2012, Georgetown University spent $180 million on research, ranking it 108th nationwide.

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12. Georgetown University is a self-described "student-centered research university" considered by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to have "very high research activity.

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13. Georgetown University was founded by former Jesuits in the tradition of Ignatius of Loyola; it is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

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14. In October 2002, Georgetown University began studying the feasibility of opening a campus of the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar, when the non-profit Qatar Foundation first proposed the idea.

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15. In 2005, Georgetown University received a $20 million gift from a Saudi businessman, theretofore the second-largest donation ever to the university, to promote the study of Islam and the Muslim world.

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16. Georgetown University is credited with reforming the undergraduate curriculum, lengthening the medical and law programs, and creating the Alumni Association.

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17. Georgetown University identified as Irish Catholic, like his father, and was educated in Catholic schools in the United States and France.

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18. Georgetown University is a top feeder school for careers in finance and investment banking on Wall Street.

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19. In 2014, Georgetown University ranked second in the nation by the average number of graduates serving in the US Congress.

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20. In 2015, Georgetown University had 1190 alumni working as diplomats for the US Foreign Service, more than any other university.

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21. Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit-affiliated institution of higher education in the United States.

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22. Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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