Georgetown University
Washington, DC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
16%
Acceptance Rate
21,462
Students Applied
7%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
149
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 10, 2020 May 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$75
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
1%
Out-Of-State Students
98%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
105
55%
Submitting ACT
68%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1450
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
690
75th
780
Reading
25th
680
75th
750
4.00
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
84%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
90
Top 25%
97
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: guadmiss@georgetown.edu
Admissions Telephone: 202-687-3600
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
Don't get carried away by the distractions. By that I mean it's SO easy to get sidetracked by all the great stuff outside of school when it's so close and available. You have a great opportunity to get to learn things from some of the most knowledgeable and reputable professors in the world. Take advantage of that and develop a close bond with your professors and mentors. Get involved in school clubs and organizations but don't get involved in so many that you don't have time to breathe. Find the ones that mean the most to you and stick with them. Last but not least, work hard but play hard as well! Don't forget college is also about social networking as well so break out of your mold and make some different types of friends :)
CZ from VA
Prospective students should pursue a vigorous and well balanced high school course load. Apply early action since there is no requirement of attendance upon early admission and in many years the acceptance rate has been higher for early applicants. Do schedule an alumnus interview and prepare relevant questions. I also recommend writing a short personal thank you note to your interviewer.
Georgetown class of '13
Be prepared for information overload and exceptional opportunities. There is so much to do, so many people to meet, so little time. For international students, the application process is similar to many others in the US system however GU is unique in the holistic approach to the individual. Ensure also your finances are sufficient as there is no financial aid for non-US citizens and very limited scholarships.
Charlene from Washington, DC
Do not slack during your senior year and take challenging courses. Apply Early Action, which is non-binding, and set up your interview for a time when you will not be overly stressed. Make sure that you write a compelling application essay and that you give your teacher ample time to write his or her recommendation letter. Most importantly, visit campus if at all possible. Being on campus is one of the best ways to determine whether you will be happy at Georgetown. (Also, if you visit, don't step on the seal!) If you are admitted, be sure to participate in one of the pre-orientation programs.
HOYA SAXA
I came here thinking that I would be exploring DC virtually every weekend. That is not the case--because I don't make it a priority and also there are literally hundreds of things/events happening every night. So, make it a point to go into DC because it is soooo easy to stay on campus.
Megan from Cedar Falls, IA
Visit the campus before you apply (or before you decide to enroll)- this also goes for every school you're considering. You get a feel for the campus and your gut will tell you if that is the place in which you belong!
Anonymous, From MA
Don't let Senioritis get the best of you! Learn how to study and manage your time and money BEFORE you get to college!
Celeste from Atlanta, GA
The administration can be trying at times, but the faculty and student body are engaging and unique. Washington, DC, cannot be topped. It is a fantastic place for internships and job offers. It is cultural and always evolving.
Lucy from Fresno, CA
Do you like pre-professionalism or liberal arts learning? Georgetown's got plenty of both, but unfortunately the business/consulting aspect wins out in terms of appearance.
Harry from Peoria, IL
Don't go partying during the weekday, it will be tempting because most freshman come from small towns and aren't use to the carefree environment were you can basically do whatever you want and no one will stop you. You are an adult when you come here so don't assume that someone here will clean up your mess, take responsibility for your actions. As a freshman you will also get homesick but don't be absorbed into that! People here are very nice trust me!

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