If you are applying to Georgetown, the fee for the application costs $75.
Here is an overiew of some of Georgetown's admissions stats.
|Georgetown 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||85%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||64%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||38%|
These are the application deadlines for Georgetown University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 15|
Georgetown does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Georgetown will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.
In 2022, Georgetown waitlisted 3,277 students and 2,453 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 29 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 on the admissions factors where you shine.
What does Georgetown consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Georgetown for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Georgetown, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Georgetown's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Georgetown has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 62% submitted a class rank. At Georgetown 85% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 97% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
At Georgetown University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Georgetown directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Georgetown considers standardized tests scores during 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 2022, 64% of Georgetown's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 38% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Georgetown applicants, you should aim to score 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.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Georgetown students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 700 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Georgetown students scored 770 or higher, and 75% scored a 700 or higher.
To be most competitive at Georgetown, you should strive to earn between 32 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 32 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Georgetown students. Only one out of every four students scored below 32.
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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
• Spring 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?
✅ The acceptance rate for Georgetown is 12%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Georgetown?
❌ Georgetown does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Georgetown? Georgetown is a selective institution. The Georgetown acceptance rate is 12%. This means that the institution accepts 11 out of every 100 applicants.
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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Georgetown is Mar 1.
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35 and Above
32 to 35
32 and Less
Composite SAT Range
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