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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?

6,987 Full-Time Undergraduates
$30,169 Avg Cost After Aid
16% Acceptance Rate
  • 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%.
  • The highest degree offered at Georgetown is the doctor's degree.
  • 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 landed the #55 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. 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 9 schools in District of Columbia.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Georgetown has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Georgetown

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 36
Best Colleges for Diversity 38
Best Colleges 55
Best Colleges for Veterans 88
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 110
Best Colleges for the Money 839

Where Is Georgetown University?

Location of Georgetown University

Contact details for Georgetown are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 37Th And O St Nw, Washington, DC 20057-0001
Phone: 202-687-0100
Website: www.georgetown.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/georgetownuniv
Twitter: http://twitter.com/georgetown

How Do I Get Into Georgetown?

You can apply to Georgetown online at: https://uapply.georgetown.edu/register/firstyearapplication#

Admission Requirements for Georgetown

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Georgetown?

16% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
68% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Georgetown is 16%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgetown University  ( 680 to 760 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Georgetown University  ( 670 to 760 )
200
800
Georgetown received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 31 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 34. Composite scores were between 30 and 34.

ACT English Scores for Georgetown University  ( 31 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Georgetown University  ( 28 to 34 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Georgetown University  ( 30 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford Georgetown University?

$30,169 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Georgetown is $30,169. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Georgetown

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,024 $8,242 $19,285 $25,430 $47,383

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

6,987 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,463 undergraduate students at Georgetown, with 6,987 being full-time and 476 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Georgetown

There are also 11,542 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,987 full-time undergraduates at Georgetown, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Georgetown

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Georgetown University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Georgetown Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 664
Black or African American 428
Hispanic or Latino 728
White 3,812
International Students 917
Other Races/Ethnicities 438

Geographic Diversity

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

2,151 Took All Classes Online
2,479 Took At Least One Class Online
26.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,479 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Georgetown has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1%
Business, Management & Marketing 6%
Computer & Information Sciences 8%
Engineering Technologies 27%
Engineering-Related Fields 27%
Finance & Financial Management 1%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 13%
Information Technology 1%
Medical Science 14%
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 14%

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
Real Estate #1
Medical Science #2
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #7
Engineering-Related Fields #11
Finance & Financial Management #12
Engineering Technologies #26
Information Technology #28
Computer & Information Sciences #75
Health & Medical Administrative Services #78
Nursing #131
Health Professions #224
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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Georgetown University awarded 4,338 undergraduate degrees and 10,346 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 72 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 6 0
Anthropology 0 11 0 0
Area Studies 0 27 103 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 9 60 2
Biological & Physical Science 0 34 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 33 0
Biotechnology 0 0 55 0
Business Administration & Management 0 67 629 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 2
Chemistry 0 5 7 11
Classical Languages & Literature 0 11 0 0
Computational Science 0 0 47 0
Computer Science 0 47 21 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 12 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 9 0 0
Economics 0 162 138 9
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 11 0
Ethnic Studies 0 13 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 217 70 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 20 0 0
General Biology 0 58 0 3
General Education 0 0 12 0
General English Literature 0 90 22 0
General Psychology 0 93 2 4
Germanic Languages 0 3 1 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 35 43 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 153 0
History 0 39 18 12
Homeland Security 0 0 53 0
Hospitality Management 0 0 23 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 44 0
Information Technology 0 0 102 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 8 0
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 47 0
International Business 0 65 60 0
International Relations & National Security 0 244 305 0
Journalism 0 0 15 0
Law 0 0 0 660
Legal Research 0 0 609 3
Legal Support Services 0 0 13 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 34 14 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 24 33 8
Management Information Systems 0 57 0 0
Marketing 0 90 0 0
Mathematics 0 61 0 0
Medical Science 0 0 7 0
Medicine 0 0 0 186
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 38 2
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 6 1 1
Museum Studies 0 0 16 0
Music 0 4 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 14 22 5
Nursing 0 22 300 7
Other Health Professions 0 0 2 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 33 28 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 11 1
Philosophy 0 15 2 4
Physics 0 23 1 5
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 305 6
Political Science & Government 0 270 44 13
Public Administration 0 0 7 0
Public Health 0 21 17 0
Public Policy 0 0 174 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 178 0
Real Estate 0 0 165 0
Religious Studies 0 12 2 6
Romance Languages 0 26 10 10
Science, Technology & Society 0 79 53 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 6 0 0
Sociology 0 23 0 0
Statistics 0 0 47 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 17 0
Total 0 4,338 8,408 1,938

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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