Established in 1789, Georgetown University is the oldest private Catholic and Jesuit college in the country. Situated in Washington, DC's historic Georgetown neighborhood, the campus is home to many landmarks, including the majestic 1877 Healy Hall building. With over 7,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 post-graduate students, Georgetown University is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions. The university features nine different schools with 48 academic programs and offers students access to an exceptional educational experience with award winning faculty, world-class research facilities, superior educational programs, and diverse faith and service opportunities.
Entry to campus is free.
Varies by attraction.
International Alumni Weekend
Guided campus tours
Concerts & lectures
Theater & dance performances
Student clubs & activities
can you sit in on classes when visiting Georgetown?
Yes, most classes are open to visits by prospective students. Visitors should plan to contact the professor directly by email a few days in advance to ask permission and alert them of the planned date of the visit. Plan to arrive at least 5 minutes early and stay for the entire class to avoid causing any disruptions. Only prospective students may sit in on classes. Parents, family members and friends are not permitted to attend classes.
can you get to Georgetown University by public transportation?
Yes, Georgetown University is accessible via public transportation using Metrobus, Metrorail, and the DC Circulator bus. Several public Metrobuses service the university and the Georgetown neighborhood. There is no Metrorail station in Georgetown, but Metrobuses do connect with Metro stations close to Georgetown. The DC Circulator is a public bus that serves the Georgetown neighborhood near the university.