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Colleges / Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate12%
Acceptance Rate12%

About Georgetown

Georgetown University Overview

Georgetown University is a private, religious school in the urban setting of Washington, DC. Georgetown was founded in 1789 and presently has around 20,935 students per year year, which includes 7,598 undergrads. Georgetown offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Involvement at Georgetown

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Georgetown's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Georgetown students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Georgetown does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Georgetown has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Georgetown on the Student Life page.

2022 Georgetown Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 12%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 64%
Tuition $61,872
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $48,768

Is Georgetown a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Georgetown offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

Georgetown Acceptance Rate 2022

Georgetown is extremely difficult to get into. Around 12% of applicants get into Georgetown each year. Out of 27,629 applications received in 2022, 3,311 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgetown

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 98% of students who start at Georgetown return the next year. Georgetown's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 95%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Georgetown Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Georgetown by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Georgetown directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Georgetown

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Georgetown meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Georgetown full-time are awarded $48,768 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $27,120 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Georgetown.

Based on this information, does Georgetown seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Georgetown a good school for you?

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Where is Georgetown University Located?

Georgetown is located in the urban setting of Washington, DC, less than an hour from Washington.

If you would like to see Georgetown for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Washington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Reagan National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Georgetown and Washington are like without leaving home.

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College Info

37th and O Streets, NW Washington, DC 20057

Campus Setting: Urban

Georgetown Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Georgetown is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Georgetown ACT Scores


ACT Range

32 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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35 and Above


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Georgetown SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1380 - 1530


Math SAT Range

710 - 780


Reading SAT Range

700 - 770

Georgetown Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Georgetown is like? There are approximately 20,935 students enrolled at Georgetown, including 7,598 undergraduate students and 13,337 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 2% percent are from DC and 98% percent of students are from other states.


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