A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Georgetown University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
37th and O St NW
Washington, DC 20057

Georgetown University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
17%
SAT Range
1320-1520
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Georgetown University

Cost

Net Price
$25,786/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,638/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,932/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,020/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,967/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,481/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,226Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Driven
    61%
  • Determined
    14%
  • Passionate
    14%
  • Competitive
    8%
  • Unique
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.53 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    41%
  • Competitive
    34%
  • Inspiring
    15%
  • Dynamic
    7%
  • Depressing
    2%

After Georgetown University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$83,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
98%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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Georgetown University Reviews

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As a transfer and low income student, I would consider my GU experience to be a difficult transition. The people here are very smart and driven, yet possess a degree of ignorance towards those unlike themselves. With the bubble of affluence here, the social scene is challenging. However, the area is gorgeous, my professors initiate engaging discussions, notable speakers/guests visit the campus (Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, USA Olympians, Airbnb Execs), the drive is contagious and everyone is doing EVERYTHING ("hillternships," volunteer work, case competitions, five clubs, knows three languages, started a school in Africa, plays the violin...you get it).
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On the varsity level, Georgetown sports teams are successful. Spanning a wide range of sports, from soccer to sailing, Hoyas are competitive on the national level. In terms of the two big college sports, football and basketball, Georgetown has a weak football team, but a perennially strong basketball team. Sure, we haven't been to the final four since 2007, but making March Madness is usually a sure bet. More importantly, people really care about the team, and that's what makes the games fun! Facilities are pretty good too. There is a new varsity athletic facility under construction, which will be good for varsity teams and will hopefully take some traffic away from Yates, the main campus gym.
GU offers a wide range of majors and minors across its colleges. The campus is isolated in the Georgetown community on a hilltop with lovely views of the river and surrounding city, but the isolation ends at the college wall. The access to the community and DC is amazing for internships, food, shopping and exploring the various museums of the city. GU professors are engaged and helpful, committed to students. GU facilities and dorms are state of the art and make being away from home a little easier to transition to. GU students are diverse in their race, gender, nationality and backgrounds and the student discussions and activities are amazing.