Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. Founded in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has since grown to comprise nine undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical Center, and Law School. Georgetown's main campus is located on a hill above the Potomac River. Georgetown offers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 130 countries. The campus is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, which is a National Historic Landmark.
THE UNIVERSITY CONSISTS OF GEORGETOWN COLLEGE, Georgetown Law, Robert E. McDonough School of Business, School of Continuing Studies, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies, THE EDMUND A. WALSH SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and The McCourt School of Public Policy. THESE SCHOOLS OFFER undergraduate AND GRADUATE DEGREES, EXECUTIVE EDUCATION, ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES, CUSTOM EDUCATION, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS. DURING THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2017, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ENROLLED APPROXIMATELY 18,500 STUDENTS AND AWARDED 6,551 DEGREES.
THIS INCLUDES ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT THE UNIVERSITY'S PRIMARY EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH MISSIONS. THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION, ACADEMIC COMPUTING SUPPORT, ACADEMIC PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, COURSE AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION, EDUCATIONAL MEDIA SERVICES, and LIBRARIES.
ONE OF THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE University IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE THROUGH BASIC SCIENCE, CLINICAL RESEARCH and other RESEARCH. DURING THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2017, FACULTY AND STUDENTS Participated IN OVER 2,200 RESEARCH PROJECTS IN SCIENCE AND OTHER AREAS.
Other Program Services$108m
Including student services expenditures for activities whose primary purpose is to contribute to the emotional and physical well-being of students and to intellectual, cultural, and social development outside the context of the formal instruction program.
Various goods and services are provided for the benefit of students, faculty and staff. The primary categories included are banking services, bookstores, conference center and hotel, food and vending services, mail services, parking facilities, printing and graphics services, and transportation services.
Primarily through the receipt of government and private grants and contracts, georgetown university is able to provide community service programs and non-instructional services that are intended to benefit individuals and groups external to the university.