The Campuses of Georgetown University
, the undergraduate campus and the medical school campus, together comprising the main campus, and the Law Center campus, are located within Washington, D.C. Georgetown's
main campus is located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
between Canal Road, P Street, and Reservoir Road. The Law Center campus is located in downtown DC on New Jersey Avenue, near Union Station. Other centers are located around Washington, D.C., including the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at Clarendon
in Arlington, Virginia
. Georgetown also operates a facility in Doha
, and villas in Alanya
Georgetown University is built in its present location for a number of historic reasons. First is the location in the Jesuit
colonized state of Maryland
, within proximity to the port of Georgetown, and the access and opportunities that provided. In his Proposals for Establishing an Academy
, John Carroll
described the "salubrity of air" and "cheapness of living" as further reasons for the school's location. In 1792, Holy Trinity Church of Georgetown
was completed. The proximity of the school to a Catholic Church had been important in choosing a location for the Jesuit institution.
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