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  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
    B-
Georgetown is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Washington, D.C. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,990 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Georgetown acceptance rate is 15%. Popular majors include Political Science and Government, International Relations, and Finance. Graduating 94% of students, Georgetown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $65,200.
37th and O St NW
Washington, DC 20057
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League

Georgetown University Rankings

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

Georgetown Admissions

Acceptance Rate
15%
Application Deadline
January 10
SAT Range
1370-1530
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,509/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$43,071/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
53%

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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,990Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
469
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Driven
    61%
  • Determined
    15%
  • Passionate
    15%
  • Competitive
    7%
  • Unique
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.60 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    40%
  • Competitive
    33%
  • Inspiring
    15%
  • Dynamic
    6%
  • Depressing
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$93,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
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 recruiter, I can testify to the unbelievable university this is! The firm loves to target Georgetown students and scoops up as many as possible every year. I find that the intellectual and pre-professional culture are two key factors that make Georgetown students superb professionals and leaders. And needless to say, the D.C. location makes it that much better. Can't beat it!
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As a recruiter, I can testify to the unbelievable university this is! The firm loves to target Georgetown students and scoops up as many as possible every year. I find that the intellectual and pre-professional culture are two key factors that make Georgetown students superb professionals and leaders. And needless to say, the D.C. location makes it that much better. Can't beat it!
Georgetown University is an incredible university with top-notch professors and academic programs. Professors DO seem preoccupied with their research, but most genuinely care about students. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of the university is connected to how pre-professional it is. This can translated to club culture. People are more focused on getting jobs after graduation than most other schools. This is connected to Georgetown's return on investment, however. Well worth coming!