The oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States, Georgetown University enjoys a powerful reputation as the world's most prestigious Catholic University. Founded in 1789 by John Carroll, first Catholic bishop of the U.S., Georgetown is renowned for its excellent faculty, incredible student body, and perfect location. Georgetown's most famous undergraduate school, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, is known as the global leader in the study of international affairs. Heads of State, including the likes of President William Clinton, have passed through the halls of this most august institution. Georgetown University continues to lead the world in the study of international and political affairs with the Jesuit tradition for critical thinking and unsurpassing academic excellence.
I attend Georgetown University because I want to influence world events.