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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 on either side.
Motto Utraque Unum
Motto in English Both into One[a]
Established January 23, 1789[1]
Type Private
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuits)
Endowment $1.01 billion[2]
Chairman Paul Tagliabue
President John J. DeGioia
Vice-president Spiros Dimolitsas
Provost James J. O'Donnell
Academic staff 2,054[3]
Admin. staff 1,500[4]
Students 16,437
Undergraduates 7,433
Postgraduates 5,455
Other students 3,549 (continuing studies)[3]
Location Washington, D.C., 20057, United States
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
Campus Urban, 104 acres (0.4 km2)[5]
College yell Hoya Saxa

Blue and Gray

Sports Big East; Patriot League (football); EARC; MAISA
Nickname Hoyas
Mascot Jack the Bulldog
Affiliations Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Stylized blue text with the words Georgetown University.

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.


  1. Nevils 1934, pp. 1–25
  2. Gillis, Jonathan (January 27, 2011). "Endowment Surges Past $1 Billion Mark". The Hoya. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Georgetown Key Facts". Georgetown University. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
  4. "Services and Administration". Georgetown University. 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  5. "Georgetown Facts". Office of Communications. Georgetown University. 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009.