Living in D.C.

Students attending Georgetown University have the opportunity to live and learn at the center of world politics and business. In addition to the access students have to Washington-based research and policy institutions, Washington, D.C., offers a multitude of opportunities for cultural and social enrichment.


All Georgetown University graduate students live in off-campus housing. Apartments and shared houses are available for rent in the many diverse and exciting neighborhoods of Washington and Northern Virginia. Most Georgetown students choose to live in neighborhoods close to campus; each one has its own particular character. Some of the most popular student neighborhoods include:

  • Georgetown/Glover Park
  • Dupont Circle/Kalorama
  • Adams Morgan/U Street
  • Arlington / Rosslyn (Virginia)
  • Ballston (Virginia)
  • Alexandria (Virginia)

Georgetown University offers two housing search programs during which students may stay in campus dormitories while looking for an apartment. Participants also receive apartment information and can seek advice from the Georgetown Office of Off-Campus Housing.


Living in Washington presents opportunities for students to supplement their learning by immersing themselves in the energy of the capital city. From Georgetown’s abundant shopping and dining venues just footsteps away from campus to the historic monuments on the National Mall, Washington offers activities for a wide variety of interests. The city is home to the Smithsonian Institute, the world’s largest museum complex with 19 museums, nine research centers, and even the National Zoo.

With an eclectic mix of government offices, corporations, embassies, nonprofit organizations, and cultural organizations, the District offers an almost endless calendar of events that provide Georgetown students with unparalleled access to opportunities for attending lectures, networking, and volunteering. Nightlife opportunities abound across the entire District, from Dupont Circle to the lights of Chinatown to the historic U Street area and the newly developed H Street corridor. For sports fans, Washington is the home of the Capitals, Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Mystics, DC United, and of course, the Hoyas. Georgetown University encourages all of its students to take advantage of the civic institutions, cultural attractions, and social opportunities unique to Washington:

Doing Business in Washington, D.C.

As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is home to government agencies, international bodies, global business leaders, and non-governmental organizations. The concentration of power, influence, and opportunities available in Washington, D.C. is unmatched in other cities, and students in Georgetown University's Full-time MBA Program are uniquely positioned in this, the nexus of business and public policy.  Because of Georgetown University's prime location in Washington, D.C., students have access to the scholars, business executives, policymakers and other speakers who come to campus.  Students can interface directly with a number of Washington-based institutions, including The Brookings Institute, The Cato Institute, the International Monetary Fund, the Securities and Exchange Commission, The White House, The World Bank, and more.