Georgetown’s housing some of the most expensive in the country
Whether or not it turns out that Georgetown could have prevented Sunday night’s fire in New South, it’ll probably irk at least a few residents to learn that Georgetown just made U.S. News & World Report’s list of “10 Schools With Pricey Dorms.”
In a companion article
, U.S. News
tells students not to worry, because schools with cheaper housing often recoup their losses with lofty overall tuition bills. But that’s cold comfort to Georgetown students—our tuition and room and board taken together, we still rank seventh
among colleges and universities in the nation in overall cost.
Adding insult to injury, the ranking article said that “[t]he colleges with the priciest dorms generally explain that their costs are high because their dorms are new and offer lots of extras: free Wi-Fi, fitness centers, and ‘living learning’ opportunities to study with professors, for instance.”
Of course, that’s true for New Southers—but residents of dingy Village B apartments may look at their media adapters and disagree.
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