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Georgetown University
A vertical oval-shaped black and white design with a bald eagle whose wings are spread and who is grasping a globe and a cross with its claws. Around the seal are leaves and the numbers 17 and 89 appear on either side.
MottoUtraque Unum (Latin)
Motto in EnglishBoth into One
EstablishedJanuary 23, 1789[1]
TypePrivate nonprofit university
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic (Jesuit)
Endowment$1.661 billion (2017)[2]
ChairmanWilliam Doyle[3]
PresidentJohn J. DeGioia
ProvostRobert Groves
Academic staffTotal: 2,173
(1,291 full-time / 882 part-time)
Admin. staff1,500[4]
LocationWashington, D.C., U.S.
38°54′26″N 77°4′22″W / 38.90722°N 77.07278°W / 38.90722; -77.07278Coordinates: 38°54′26″N 77°4′22″W / 38.90722°N 77.07278°W / 38.90722; -77.07278
CampusUrban 104 acres (42.1 ha)[5]
Former namesGeorgetown College (1789–1814)
College yellHoya Saxa
ColorsBlue, gray[6]
Sports23 varsity sports teams[7]
11 men's and 12 women's
MascotJack the Bulldog
Georgetown University Logotype.svg

Georgetown University is a Catholic university in Washington, D.C. It was started in 1789 by the Jesuit priest John Carroll. It is the oldest Catholic university in the United States of America. In the 19th century, the university sold more than 300 slaves in order to pay for its expansion.[8]