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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.
Former names
Georgetown College (1789–1814)
Motto Utraque Unum (Latin)
Motto in English
Both into One
Type Private nonprofit university
Established January 23, 1789
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Endowment $1.661 billion (2017)
Chairman William Doyle
President John J. DeGioia
Provost Robert Groves
Academic staff
Total: 2,173
(1,291 full-time / 882 part-time)
Administrative staff
1,500
Students 17,849
Undergraduates 7,636
Postgraduates 10,213
Location ,
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
Campus Urban 104 acres (42.1 ha)
College yell Hoya Saxa
Colors Blue, gray
         
Nickname Hoyas
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IBig East
Patriot League (football)
MAISA; EARC
Sports 23 varsity sports teams
11 men's and 12 women's
Mascot Jack 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.


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