Medical students at Georgetown find housing off-campus, close to the University. Residents in nearby areas of Burleith, Glover Park, and Georgetown rent houses, rooms, or apartments to our students, and the metropolitan area also offers many high-rise and garden apartments within a 15 to 20-minute walk, or a 5 to 10-minute car or bike ride. Also, some first and second-year students and many upperclass students live across the Potomac River in the Rosslyn area of Northern Virginia with free bus service available to campus.
Many Georgetown offices provide assistance to the first-year student in particular. The Office of Student Services assists in the housing search by providing matriculating students a biweekly list of local apartments and houses, and, with the permission of the student, they provide a list of names and phone numbers of those students searching for or willing to share housing accommodations. The University maintains an Office of Neighborhood Life (1300 36th Street NW) where lists of private and commercial facilities available to students are maintained daily on the Internet. For additional information, call (202) 687-5138.
Housing costs in Washington are high, but comparable to those in most large cities, and will vary widely according to condition, location, and size of the accommodations.