- Class: Senior
- Major: Business
- Gender: M
- High School: Sacred Heart (Waterbury, CT)
- Transfer Student: N
The active student body is easily the best thing. There's always something to do and always great people to meet along the way. I would change the structure to the academic advising which I only have experience with in the business school. It needs to be a bit more focused on students' longer term collegiate goals as opposed to the next semester. Size is great, especially with all of DC as an outlet if you were to feel confined. People are generally impressed or they ask if it's in Georgia. College Town. Lots of school pride. The Jesuit experience is pervasive but not imposing. Lot of complaints about the food but it's gotten better and better over the last 4 years and is definitely on its way to being something students are satisfied with.
Most professors do know my name. The classes you really enjoy are the ones that get you involved and work off of student experiences. The classes everyone hates are the ones you always sleep through where teachers are absorbed into their own lecture. Students study a lot during the week and will definitely have intellectual conversations outside of class, particularly political discussions. Class participation is emphasized and, in the good classes, plays a vital role. Students are somewhat competitive, but especially so when it's time to apply for the big wall street jobs and spots at top law and med schools. Most unique class: Intercultural Communications. Finance major definitely has you well prepared and International Business is ranked at the top among undergraduate programs offering the major. So many students go abroad that many international business classes are highly driven by student experience and knowledge. I went to office hours rarely but I know many students who frequent them and many students who have dined a number of times with professors, advisors, or Jesuits. The academic requirements will certainly leave you well rounded and I thought gave sufficient time to allow for specialization. Depending on your major the education can be geared toward getting a job (i.e. business, medicine, law) or strictly academic (i.e. philosophy, theology) or a combination (i.e. history/gov't, poly-psy)
Student groups on campus have a loud but respectful voice. Everyone can be heard, especially in Red Square, the outdoor free-speech forum. Someone who's unlikely to take initiative and get involved in things may feel that their classmates are doing so much more and find that their social circle is limited. Most Georgetown students tend to be involved in multiple extracurriculars and have wide/overlapping circles of friends. Most students wear jeans in the colder months with a long sleeve T, polo, or sweater. When it gets warmer, khaki shorts for the guys with t shirts or polos and skirts for many girs with any sort of top, but usually on the somewhat conservative side. Different types of students definitely interact. Dining Hall Tables: Jocks, Socializers, Studyers, the Average Student. Most students are from New Jersey, seriously. Lot of California too. Realistically, mostly east coast, but the whole country is definitely represented. Politically aware would be the understatement of the century. People run the gamut on the political spectrum, but everyone knows at least something about what's going on; and if they don't, they will by the time 1st semester freshman year is over. People do talk about how much they'll earn one day but more in the cotext of being relieved of financial burden than how insanely rich they'll be.
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