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Georgetown Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Georgetown, the regular decision application deadline is January 10 and the fee for the application costs $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Georgetown by April 1.

Considering Applying Early to Georgetown?

Georgetown University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Georgetown will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Georgetown University

Georgetown is aextremely difficult school to get into. Georgetown evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Georgetown **accepted 17% of students, around 3,561 of the 21,190 students who applied.

Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Georgetown, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult. In 2021, Georgetown waitlisted 2,215 students. Of those, 1733 eventually were offered a spot.

What's Most Important to Get In to Georgetown?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Georgetown

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Georgetown 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Georgetown must submit the following items. Double check with Georgetown's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Georgetown?

Out of all students that were admitted, 66% submitted a class rank. At Georgetown 83% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 96% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Georgetown University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 66%

Georgetown does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 75% of Georgetown's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Georgetown?

To be competitive with other Georgetown applicants, you should strive to earn between 1380 and 1530 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Georgetown 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1530 and 25% of scored lower than 1380, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Georgetown student is 1438.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Georgetown students scored 790 or higher and 75% of students scored 690 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Georgetown students scored 760 or higher, and 75% scored a 690 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Georgetown?

To be most competitive at Georgetown, you should strive to earn between 31 and 35 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Georgetown's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.

A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Georgetown students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Georgetown University

For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Georgetown.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Georgetown during the following terms: Fall Term

Georgetown Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Georgetown?

Students who are admitted to Georgetown must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Georgetown accept transfer credits?

Georgetown accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Georgetown accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Georgetown accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Georgetown?

Georgetown. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Georgetown Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Selective

17%

How hard is it to get into Georgetown? Georgetown is a selective institution. The Georgetown acceptance rate is 17%. This means that the institution accepts 16 out of every 100 applicants.

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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.

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

Georgetown ACT Scores

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ACT Range

31 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

35 and Above

Good

31 to 35

Avg

31 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Georgetown is 33. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into Georgetown. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Georgetown SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1380 - 1530

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Math SAT Range

690 - 790

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Reading SAT Range

690 - 760

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1530 and Above

Good

1380 to 1530

Avg

1380 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Georgetown students is 1438. Applicants with SAT scores of 1530 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Georgetown, while applicants with SAT scores between 1380 to 1530 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1380 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Georgetown.

Georgetown GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

19,371

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

17%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,556

Out-of-State

$57,556

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