Georgetown, Washington DC

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#2 of 9 in Neighborhoods in Washington DC
President: John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., 48th President

Campus size: 104 acres

Colors: Blue and Gray. Georgetown adopted its official colors in 1866, symbolizing the union of the north and south following the Civil War.

Mascot: Jack the Bulldog

Schools and Colleges:

* Georgetown College (1789)

* Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (1820)

* School of Medicine (1851)

* Law Center (1870)

* School of Nursing and Health Studies (1903)

* Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (1919)

* School of Continuing Studies (1956)

* Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business (1957)

* McCourt School of Public Policy (2013)

What's a Hoya? Many years ago, when all Georgetown students were required to study Greek and Latin, the University's teams were nicknamed "The Stonewalls." It is suggested that a student, using Greek and Latin terms, started the cheer "Hoya Saxa!", which translates into "What Rocks!" The name proved popular and the term "Hoyas" was eventually adopted for all Georgetown teams.
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