Georgetown University Profile

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university located in Georgetown, Washington, DC.

The University has the following schools: Georgetown College; Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business; School of Nursing & Health Studies; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; School of Medicine; Law Center; School of Continuing Studies.

Notable Georgetown University alumni include: Bill Clinton (42nd President of the United States), Alfredo Cristiani (President of El Salvador, 1989-1994), Ricardo Arias Espinosa (President of Panama, 1955-1956), David Addington (Chief of Staff to Vice President Richard Cheney, 2005-2009), Beth Nolan (White House Counsel to President Clinton, 1999-2001), Lea Berman (Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and White House Social Secretary, 2004-2007), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 23rd among Tier 1 National Universities by US News & World Report (2010). In addition it received a 24th ranking among national universities in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category, a jump of eight spots from the 2009 list. McDonough School of Business kept its 21st place for best undergraduate business program.

- Excellent performance in the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ (NACUBO) 2010 endowment list. The university is ranked 68th in NACUBO’s assessment of 842 U.S. and Canadian institutions of higher learning. Universities are ranked by endowment market value and percentage change from the previous year. The medical research graduate programs are placed 39th nationally.

- Georgetown's graduate programs received recognition in the US News "Best Graduate Schools for 2010" list. McDonough School of Business moved up three spots in MBA rankings to 19th place.

- Georgetown is one of the best places for undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying international relations, ranked as the best school offering international relations programs in the US, according to the March/April 2009 issue of Foreign Policy magazine.

- Ranked 129th among the world's best institutions (QS World University Rankings™ 2009). It is also placed among the global top 100 for the following subjects: Social Sciences (57th), and Arts & Humanities (75th).