Georgetown Makes List of Top 10 'New Ivies'
Unigo ranked Georgetown at number nine.
Georgetown University has a new feather to put in its cap: Unigo ranked the school in the top 10 of "new ivies" in their 2013 ratings. Unigo is a free college ranking website that bases its reviews on student feedback and surveys.
The so-called new ivies are schools that represent "the next generation of excellence," according to the Unigo site.
Another area school, the University of Virginia, made the top 10 list in 2012.
In selecting Georgetown as number nine, Unigo writes:
Known for an ambitious student body and strong business and government programs, Georgetown is a perfect fit for the culture of Washington DC. In fact, many professors come to the school with a wealth of insider experience, which is certainly a plus for the undergraduate with his or her eyes on the next steps after graduation. But that doesn't mean relations with the neighbors are always smooth, and some in the surrounding area have expressed concern about expansion. Which is why Georgetown, which is required by the city to release a ten-year plan every decade outlining its development goals, is taking a different tack. Instead of concerning itself with increasing the size of the campus or the student body, the school is freezing enrollment numbers in several areas and focusing on updating its current infrastructure – certainly a draw for anyone who is wary of the increasing class sizes many up-and-coming schools are experiencing. Meanwhile, the school is constantly adding initiatives, institutes, and programs that examine everything from health care disparities in the DC area to ethical considerations in business environments.