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Colleges / Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate12%

Georgetown Admissions

It is extremely difficult to get into Georgetown University. In 2022, Georgetown University accepted just 12% of all applicants. Out of 26,638 applications received in 2023, 3,257 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Georgetown University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/10 and the application fee is $75.

Students who apply to Georgetown University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Georgetown University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Georgetown University's admissions stats.

Georgetown University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 84%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 72%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 36%
Waitlist Yes

Georgetown University Application Deadlines

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
Regular Decision Yes 1 10 April 1

Applying Early to Georgetown University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Georgetown University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Georgetown University Admissions

Transferring to Georgetown University

Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Georgetown University

In 2022, Georgetown University waitlisted 2,455 students and 1,804 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 40 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Georgetown University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Georgetown University

Wondering what factors are considered by Georgetown University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Georgetown University for more information on admission factors.

Georgetown University Application Requirements

To apply to Georgetown University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Georgetown University'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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Georgetown University?

Georgetown University 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, 60% submitted a class rank. At Georgetown University 84% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 95% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Georgetown University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
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 University directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Georgetown University 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, 72% of Georgetown University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 36% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Georgetown University?

To be competitive with other Georgetown University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1410 and 1540 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Georgetown University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1540 and 25% of scored lower than 1410, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Georgetown University students scored 790 or higher and 75% of students scored 700 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Georgetown University students scored 770 or higher, and 75% scored a 700 or higher.

To be most competitive at Georgetown University, 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 University'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 University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 32.

More Information on Transferring to Georgetown University

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

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 University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Georgetown University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Georgetown University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Georgetown University.

Does Georgetown University accept transfer credits?

✅ Georgetown University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

✅ Georgetown University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Georgetown University?

✅ Georgetown University is not test optional.

What is Georgetown University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Georgetown University is 12%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Georgetown University?

❌ Georgetown University does not offer early decision.

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Georgetown Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty



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 12 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1410 - 1540


Math SAT Range

690 - 790


Reading SAT Range

700 - 770

Georgetown GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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