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Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is the oldest Jesuit Catholic university in the country. What began as Georgetown College, a small gathering of 12 students and a few teachers, has now become an international university with nine colleges.


This institution is located in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC, where it has a 42-hectare campus with 54 buildings, mostly Gothic and Georgian. These include residences to accommodate 80% of students and sports facilities. Georgetown also has a secondary campus in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, home to the Faculty of Law, and facilities in Florence (Italy), Alanya (Turkey) and Doha (Qatar).

The Jesuit tradition of the center promotes spiritual unrest, civic commitment and the religious and cultural plurality of the university. The students obtain a world-class educational experience focused on the formation of the person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. In fact, Georgetown, in addition to having Catholic priests, was the first American university to hire a magnet and has a rabbi and a Hindu priest.

The list of diplomats and politicians from Georgetown is very remarkable. Important personalities have passed through its classrooms, such as former US President Bill Clinton, King Felipe VI of Spain, former President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Durão Barroso and King Abdullah II of Jordan. This is due to the high prestige of its Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, which is considered one of the best in the world in international relations.


Degree programs

The application consists of a form that must be accompanied by:

A supplementary form
Notes of secondary education
A letter of recommendation from a teacher
Payment of management fees
ACT or SAT exam (which must be sent directly by the examining entity)
When all these documents have been sent, the applicants will receive an email with an appointment to conduct an interview with a former student, who is also part of the selection process. In addition, if you want to obtain financial aid from Georgetown you must complete an online form called CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE. To know the different terms of the process, you can check the university website.

Graduate programs

The request must be accompanied by:

Payment of the registration fee
Motivation letter
Notes of the previous university education (send in paper)
Three letters of recommendation
Note of the GRE, GMAT or MCAT exams (sent by the examining entity)
Note of the English test TOEFL or IELTS
Some programs require additional material.

Keep in mind that this is the process to enter the Graduate School.