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College Facts Friday: Georgetown University

Welcome back to #CollegeFactsFriday! This week we’re taking it to the capital with Georgetown University in Washington, D.C! 


1. Located in Washington D.C, students at Georgetown are surrounded by museums, theaters, famous monuments and landmarks

2. Georgetown was established in 1789 

3. The university motto is “Utraque Unum” which translates to “Both into one” 

4. The college colors for Georgetown are Blue and Gray, and the mascot is Jack the Bulldog

5.  The Civil War (1861-1865) nearly closed Georgetown, as the student body dropped from 313 to 17 between 1859 and 1861. A total of 1,141 students and alumni enlisted in the war, serving in both the Union and Confederate forces. You can read more about the history of the school here. 

6. Georgetown alumni include Bill Clinton, Bradley Cooper and Ivanka Trump 

7. The Georgetown University Medical Center is the largest medical center on campus and houses more than 400 scientists working on basic and clinic research projects. 

8.  The Georgetown seal in mosaic tile that covers the ground at the central entrance to Healy Hall carries a lot of suspicion! It’s believed that students who stand or walk down the middle of the seal will never graduate, so you’ll notice many students walking rather awkwardly around it! 

9. Every year, the “Hoya’s bucket list” is posted in the New Student Guide and lists 25 activities most often cited as essential to the student experience. You can read about these and other traditions at Georgetown in the school newspaper – here.  

10. You can learn more about Georgetown on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages. 


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