Internet best-of lists agree: Tombs is a good college bar

While Georgetown students know the Tombs goes hand in hand with the true “Georgetown Experience,” it seems that various travel and leisure guides are finally recognizing the magnificence of Georgetown’s quintessential college bar. Actually, Yahoo! Travel+Leisure recently ranked the Tombs one of America’s best college bars. The article highlights the plaque with the names of the […]

Global Employability Survey released, Georgetown places 68th

Last week, the 2012 Global Employability Survey, exclusively in the hands of the International Herald Tribune, released its annual study of the world’s most employable graduates based on skills, personality, and the university he or she attended. This year, the survey ranked Georgetown 68th out of 150 universities internationally. Harvard and Yale University ranked first and second internationally, followed […]

Georgetown rises back to #21 in U.S. News & World Report

Today, U.S. News & World Report released its list of college rankings, with Georgetown University as 21st out of National Universities. We’ve seen 22nd place last year, we’ve even gone so far as 23rd in years past. It’s good to be back. Emory University beat us to the punch, scoring 20th place. BUT WHY? We’ll just stick […]

Georgetown ranks second most politically active, best college city

This week, Georgetown scored a few top spots in the recently-released annual Princeton Review list of college rankings. Georgetown comes in first place for the category “College City Gets High Marks.“ The online lists do not yet include any criteria or explanation for the ranking choices. Hoyas landed second place after students at American University in […]

Local universities inject $2 billion into D.C. economy

On June 2, the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area released a report [PDF] finding that D.C. universities – in addition to providing an education to 85,202 students citywide – make significant contributions to the local economy. In 2010, universities spent $1.42 billion in D.C. on payroll, construction, capital improvements, and other outlays. […]

Georgetown tops Howard as D.C.’s top employer

According to Washington D.C.’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Georgetown University was the city’s largest employer in 2010. Howard University, which was the largest employer in 2009, fell to fifth on the list. Howard’s fall is attributed to financial trouble and the early retirement of some of its staff members. At a jobs summit in December, […]

DC’s Internet speed ranks low nationwide

While Georgetown University waits for its campus-wide wireless network, the rest of the District faces its own battles of the Internet. A yearly report by the Communications Workers of America on the Internet speeds of the fifty states (as well as DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) ranks the District as having the […]

University gets a B grade from Sustainable Endowments Institute

Georgetown earned a B in overall sustainability this year, according to the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s annual College Sustainability Report Card. The grade is the same that the University received last year. SEI grades are based on nine categories, including climate change and energy, student involvement, green building, investment priorities, administration, and shareholder engagement. According to […]

Georgetown is still an expensive college, says Campus Grotto

The good news: Georgetown dropped in Campus Grotto‘s annual ranking of the nation’s most expensive colleges. The bad news: Georgetown is still in the top 15. According to the rankings, Georgetown is the 15th-most expensive college in America. The annual tuition cost, $39,768, was ranked the 52nd-most expensive. Campus Grotto complied the rankings through the […]

Georgetown is ninth most expensive college in the country

With an annual cost of $53,340, Georgetown is the ninth most expensive school in the country, according to Forbes. The rankings, which were compiled using data provided by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Campus Grotto, almost exclusively features small, private colleges in the Northeast. Although Forbes did not account for financial aid, the rankings […]

Georgetown rises to #21 in U.S. News rankings

After wallowing for five years as the 23rd best in the eyes of U.S. News and World Report, Georgetown is moving on up to the 21st spot. For those who thrive on the arbitrary, possibly-rigged system, Georgetown’s bump in the U.S. News and World Report college rankings is a long-awaited victory, demonstrating the University’s academic […]