If you are thinking about applying to Georgetown, the regular decision application deadline is January 10 and the application fee is $75.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
|Georgetown 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||83%|
|Mean SAT Score||1438|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||75%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||46%|
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.
It is extremely difficult to get into Georgetown. 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 all applicants, 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.
It is extremely difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2021, Georgetown waitlisted 2,215 students. Of those, 1,733 eventually were offered a spot.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
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||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Georgetown does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
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.
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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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.
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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
Can I defer my acceptance to Georgetown?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Georgetown.
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) credits and 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.
What is Georgetown's acceptance rate?
Georgetown's acceptance rate is 17%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1530 and Above
1380 to 1530
1380 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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