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Crowne Plaza Hotel Washington DC
14th and K Streets
NW Washington, DC, 20005

Georgetown Inn
1310 Wisconsin Ave Nw
Washington, DC, 20007

Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford St.
Arlington, VA, 22209

The Graham Georgetown
1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, DC, 20007

The Melrose Georgetown
2430 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
Washington, DC, 20007

Le Meridien Arlington
1121 19th St N
Arlington, VA, 22209

Georgetown Suites
1111 30th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20007

Hyatt Arlington
1325 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA, 22209

Avenue Suites
2500 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
Washington, DC, 20037

Savoy Suites Georgetown Hotel
2505 Wisconsin Ave Nw
Washington, DC, 20007

Best Western Rosslyn/Iwo Jima
1501 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA, 22209

Virginian Suites
1500 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA, 22209

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About Georgetown University

Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C., is the country's oldest Jesuit and Catholic University. Today, the University has a global presence with auxiliary locations in Italy and the Middle East. The university's main campus is located in the Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Georgetown University currently enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and 8,000 post-graduate students. Students at Georgetown University can earn a degree in almost 50 different majors. The university is especially known for its vibrant theater program and solid athletics program. 

John Carroll, the United State's first Roman Catholic bishop, founded the university in 1789. Carroll created the university to serve as a church academy to help support the Catholic community in the United States. In 1791, the first student, William Gaston, enrolled into the university. When the school's first classes began the next year, 69 students attended. As the school's prestige and population began to grow, the university administrators decided to construct additional buildings. The university's second building, consisting of both dormitories and classrooms, significantly increased the number of students the university could support. 

The university ran into financial trouble after the appointment of a new president, Louis Dubourg. Due to Dubourg's extravagant spending on unnecessary school equipment, the school board forced him to leave. The Leale brothers soon took over the school, and brought many new changes, including educational opportunities for young women. A few years later, just before Carroll's death, the university received its first federal charter. This allowed the school to grant academic degrees to all of its students.

Just before the Civil War began, tensions sparked disagreements and physical brawls among many of Georgetown University's students. Many students left to fight as soon as the war began. Over 900 students joined the Confederate Army and about 200 joined the Union Army. Over 100 of these students died during the conflict. During the war, attendance dropped dramatically. The United States government took over many parts of the university to use as additional bed space for Union soldiers. 

After the war, many students from the southern regions of the United States did not return to school. Still, the school's educational scope quickly expanded with the addition of new programs, including a law school. The school granted women more access to the university's programs, but women were not fully welcome in all academic programs until 1969. Today, Georgetown University is a world-class university that accepts students from all walks of life, but many school traditions still honor the school's religious roots.