George Washington University, established in 1821, is a private research university located in downtown Washington, D.C. It has over 21,000 undergraduates, and is a short distance away from the Washington Monument and museums & galleries toeing the National Mall. The Colonials compete in the Division I Atlantic Conference with their unofficial mascots, inflatable Big George and a hippopotamus statue creating as much of a ruckus as their official mascot. Students are required to live on-campus for a good part of their four years, and a substantial percentage (25%) of them participate in Greek life. It has more than 400 student organizations to choose from, apart from outdoor adventures in the form of the TRAiL program. Notable George Washington alumni include first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and TV personality Chuck Todd. George Washington University, with its proximity to the Hill, has opportunities both on and off campus.