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Colleges / Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate12%

About Georgetown

Georgetown University is a prestigious private research university in Washington DC. Georgetown is ranked as one of the top universities in the US and internationally. It is known for its rigorous academic programs, distinguished faculty, and unique opportunities for students interested in engaging with government and leadership opportunities. 

Georgetown is best known for its highly rated programs in international relations, law, business, public policy, and foreign service. The Walsh School of Foreign Service is one of the leading schools for studying international affairs. 

Georgetown academics are rigorous and known for providing students with the skills to become leaders in their fields. The university’s emphasis on public service, politics, and international affairs is deeply connected to the university’s proximity to the US capital. Students are primed for internships within the government, non-profit organizations, and other DC networks. 

Students at Georgetown are very active in research, community service, advocacy, and cultural enrichment. In their free time, students are often found attending seminars, museums, galleries, volunteering with local organizations, and networking with professionals. Other popular extracurricular activities include dance, debate, and club sports. 

Sports culture at Georgetown is an important part of the student experience. While students study hard, sports offer them an opportunity to relax and show their school spirit. Georgetown has a rich sports history and dedicated fan base, so school spirit is very high on game days. Georgetown competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the Big East Conference. The most competitive and popular sports are basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, and track & field. 

Did You Know? 

Looking for a good hang-out spot on campus? Copley Lawn is a popular gathering place for students. The picturesque lawn features big trees and a sprawling green where students gather throughout the year. On snowy days, students are even known to have snowball fights on the lawn. 

What the CC Community is saying about Georgetown

"Georgetown’s social life does revolve around clubs, but that doesn’t mean you need to get into competitive clubs to have a good social life. There are tons of open-membership clubs that run fun events, and you should definitely consider those too. Even clubs that do have applications aren’t necessarily rigorous, so I’d encourage you to consider trying something new. There’s a CAB fair at the beginning of the year where every club will table, and that’s a great way of exploring different club options and talking to current members."

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Georgetown University is a private, religious university in the city of Washington, DC. Georgetown was founded in 1789. The university enrolls around 20,984 students a year, including 7,900 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Georgetown University

It is extremely difficult to get into Georgetown. Around 12% of applicants get into Georgetown each year. In 2022, 26,638 students applied to Georgetown and 3,257 were admitted.

Georgetown University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 12%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 72%

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Georgetown University is located in the city of Washington, DC, near Washington.

If you want to see Georgetown for yourself, be sure to 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.

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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

Jan 10

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Georgetown is Jan 10.

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

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Georgetown SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1410 - 1540


Math SAT Range

690 - 790


Reading SAT Range

700 - 770

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