“Live, Learn, Believe” at Georgetown College. Located in Georgetown, Kentucky, Georgetown College is a small Christian liberal arts college where administration and faculty are dedicated to providing their students with knowledge that will help them forge their place in society. Located on a beautiful residential campus, this co-educational college encourages their students to live on campus while taking advantage of small classes and gifted professors.
With around 2,000 students, including graduates and undergraduates, and over 35 majors, students are able to meet new and diverse people and and explore a variety of fields.
Georgetown College was established in 1829 by the Kentucky General Assembly, after the Assembly decided to create a Baptist college. The General Assembly decided on Georgetown after residents offered to donate the campus of the recently closed Rittenhouse Academy.
The college went through numerous presidents and frequent power struggles. It was not until the fourth president, Rev. Rockwood Giddings, did advances. Georgetown College’s first building, Giddings Hall, was built under his leadership. Unfortunately Giddings died of exhaustion before the building was finished.
Georgetown College was considered the senior liberal arts college for Kentucky Baptists until 1960. Although it is still associated with the Baptist faith, teachers can be considered for tenure even if they are not Christian, thus diversifying the faculty.
Around 95% of students live on campus, taking advantage of the four years of guaranteed housing. From fraternity and sorority housing to double and triple occupancy dorms, there are five housing options for students to choose from. Each dorm is male or female and not co-ed. There is no married housing available, but the college does help students find suitable living arrangements if necessary.
Students are very active on campus, opting to participate in four national fraternities and sororities, numerous clubs and organizations and athletics such as Division II basketball. Examples of on-campus clubs include Ambassadors of Diversity, Biology, and the Environmental Action Group. They can also root for the several athletic clubs and teams on campus such as women’s soccer, fishing, and men’s basketball.
Georgetown College offers financial aid to 95% of their students, with aid comprised of scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study options. Each year the campus gives more than $20 million to students to attend school. Georgetown College has representatives that will help students qualify for financial aid as well as help them to research private scholarships and grants that they can apply for.