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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  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 is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Washington, D.C. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,056 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Georgetown acceptance rate is 17%. Popular majors include Political Science and Government, International Relations and National Security Studies, and Finance. Graduating 94% of students, Georgetown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $61,900.
About Georgetown University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
37th and O St NW
Washington, DC 20057
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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%
Application Deadline
January 10
SAT Range
1320-1520
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,625/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,112/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,637/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,540/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,365/ year
  • $110k+
    $48,345/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,056Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Driven
    61%
  • Determined
    16%
  • Passionate
    13%
  • 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.55 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    42%
  • Competitive
    35%
  • Inspiring
    14%
  • Dynamic
    7%
  • Depressing
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$90,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
98%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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As an incoming freshman, my experience with Georgetown so far has been wonderful! The pre-academic year advising and support from all departments in the administration is comprehensive, and the current students who have connected with us to provide advice have made Georgetown feel like home already.
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My experience as an undergraduate at Georgetown University has been amazing! I love the university's commitment to investing in each individual student and enriching their academic experience. Georgetown is also intentional about increasing the diversity of the student body and faculty. There is a club or organization for everyone on campus.
After my first year here, I'm absolutely certain that Georgetown is the place for me. Because social -- and often intellectual -- life centers around student organizations, I've had the chance to meet people who share my passions. In lieu of Greek life, student organizations host parties that foster a sense of community that centers around something deeper than hazing or a few Greek letters. The professors are caring and encourage you to think for yourself. Another thing I want to emphasize is the effect of Jesuit values. I was hesitant about them coming in because I'm not religious, but Georgetown doesn't shove religion down your throat. Rather, the school makes a concerted and largely successful effort to instill Jesuit values into all aspects of the community, such as the values of empathy, care, and intellectual risk-taking.