Georgetown University Overview
Georgetown University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Washington, District of Columbia. Washington is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Georgetown University Known For?
- Students at Georgetown have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Georgetown.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Georgetown with a bachelor's degree make about $93,500 a year. That's 129% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Georgetown to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Georgetown University Rankings
Georgetown is ranked #49 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #1 out of 8 schools in District of Columbia.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Georgetown has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Georgetown.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Georgetown has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Georgetown University?
Contact details for Georgetown are given below.
|Address:||37Th And O St Nw, Washington, DC 20057-0001|
How Do I Get Into Georgetown?
You can apply to Georgetown online at: https://uapply.georgetown.edu/register/firstyearapplication#
Admission Requirements for Georgetown
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Georgetown?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 18%, and the acceptance rate for women is 14%.
Average Test Scores
About 68% of students accepted to Georgetown submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 680 and 760. Math scores were between 670 and 760.
Can I Afford Georgetown University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Georgetown, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,774 a year. That adds up to $27,096 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Georgetown is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Georgetown University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 11,745 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,990 full-time undergraduates at Georgetown, 44% are male and 56% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Georgetown University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||457|
|Hispanic or Latino||719|
District of Columbia students aren't the only ones who study at Georgetown University. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 123 countries are represented at Georgetown. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Georgetown University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Georgetown has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in District of Columbia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Georgetown
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Georgetown University was 26.5%. This is the #757 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Georgetown regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Georgetown majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Georgetown ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Georgetown.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Microbiological Sciences & Immunology||#1|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#7|
|Finance & Financial Management||#12|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#75|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#78|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#256|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Georgetown University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Lucas Cantor under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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