Georgetown UniversityGeorgetown University has consistently been deemed one of the top 20 universities in the nation. It is one of the oldest colleges in the United States, having been established in 1789. The campus, located overlooking the Potomac River in Washington D.C, covers about 104 acres. The university has a typical population of about 7,500 undergraduates.

Undergraduates can receive major in 44 subjects through Georgetown College, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, the School of Continuing Studies, and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Students can also design individualized programs of study if the traditional majors don’t fit their focus. More than half of the undergraduates at Georgetown study abroad at institutions overseas. The classes are able to maintain a small student to faculty ratio, with 60 percent of the classes having fewer than 20 students.

GeorgetownAlthough the university was established as a Roman Catholic Jesuit school, the campus supports all religions. About 40 percent of students identify as Roman Catholic, but the school still has a full-time rabbi to serve students. They were also the first college in the United States to have a full-time imam for Muslim students.

There is also a popular, nonreligious Ignatian retreat called ESCAPE that hundreds of incoming freshman attend every year. There are some Greek organizations, although they are not technically approved by the Jesuit church. Since the majority of undergrads live on campus, there is a thriving social atmosphere, with more than 250 clubs and organizations.

Georgetown University has some of the oldest clubs in the nation. The Philodemic Society is one of the oldest debating clubs (founded in 1830), and the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society is the oldest university theater group. The school also has the Georgetown Improv Association, and they put on Improvfest, one of the oldest improv festivals in the country.

Georgetown University campus

Georgetown also has the country’s largest student-owned and operated non-profit corporation called Students of Georgetown, Inc. Established in 1972, the organization has annual revenue of over $5 million. The funds are given back to the Corp Philanthropy for scholarships and donations to Georgetown University students. There are also several media publications, including the newspaper, “The Hoya,” and the newsmagazine, “The Georgetown Voice.” Georgetown also has 23 varsity teams that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level.

Students looking for a rich extracurricular life combined with comprehensive undergraduate study programs should check out Georgetown. The urban setting of Washington D.C. also provides students with many opportunities for research and internships. Illustrious faculty and notable alumni make Georgetown University a long-standing institution of traditional education.


Acceptance Rate

Georgetown acceptance rate

Academic Qualifications

Georgetown top 10% in high school

SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Georgetown University SAT score range

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Georgetown ACT test score

Application Deadlines

Early action deadline: Nov.1

Regular decision: Jan. 10

Admissions Criteria

Freshmen Admissions
Number of 2020 (Class of 2024) applicants: 21,318
Enrolled: 1,582
Yield: 48.4%
Acceptance rate: 15.5%

Early Admission Statistics
Number of 2020 (Class of 2024) EA applicants: 7,305
Accepted: 856
EA acceptance rate: 11.7%

Waitlist Admission Statistics
Number of waitlisted applicants: 1,754
Admitted off waitlist: 16
Waitlist acceptance rate: 0.9%

Transfer Admissions
Number of applicants: 2,246
Admitted: 149
Transfer acceptance rate: 6.6%

Academic Qualifications
Average GPA: N/A
Top 10% of High School: 89%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Composite: 1370-1530
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 680-750
SAT Math: 690-780

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 31-34
ACT English: 33-35
ACT Math: 28-34

Standardized Test Requirements

Georgetown does not require the SAT/ACT SAT/ACT not required

Georgetown does not require the writing portion Writing portion not required

Georgetown does not require the SAT subject tests SAT Subject Tests not required

Score Card

Graduation Rates

Georgetown University graduation rate

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

Georgetown score card

Salary After Attending

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 90.8%
5 years: 94.3%
6 years: 95.0%

Loan default rate: 1.2%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 25

Salary after attending: $93,500

R&D Expenditures: $221.4 million

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 17
Robberies: 0
Aggravated assaults: 1
Burglaries: 31
Car thefts: 2

Financial Aid

Net Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

Georgetown financial aid

Average Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Additional Information

Tuition, room and board (2020-2021): $75,506

Total estimated cost of attendance (2020-2021): $79,300

Net Cost
Average: $28,442

By income
$0 to $30,000: $5,248
$30,001 to $48,000: $8,678
$48,001 to $75,000: $13,933
$75,001 to $110,000: $23,835
$110,001 and more: $47,674

Graduates with student debt: 36%

Average student debt at graduation: $26,759

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

Georgetown undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Georgetown University student to faculty ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

Women: 56%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 60%
20 to 39: 27%
40 to 99: 11%
100+: 2%

Student Population
Total: 19,593
Undergraduate: 7,513

Student Residence
In State: 2%
Out of State: 89%
International: 9%

Georgetown University student population

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This page was last updated in November 2020.