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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 6,987 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Georgetown acceptance rate is 16%. Popular majors include Political Science and Government, International Relations, and Finance. Graduating 95% of students, Georgetown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $65,200.
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
16%
Application Deadline
January 10
SAT Range
1350-1520
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,420/ 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
    $6,057/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,670/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,348/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,073/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,183/ year

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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,987Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
476
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
    59%
  • Determined
    15%
  • Passionate
    12%
  • Competitive
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Nerdy
    2%
  • 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.58 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    39%
  • Competitive
    35%
  • Inspiring
    13%
  • Dynamic
    7%
  • 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
95%
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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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!
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I am a rising Junior at Georgetown University and have had a great time. Georgetown boast a diverse and interesting list of classes that range from the basics of religion to hands on biology research experience. Georgetown also has many student led clubs for students with a variety of interests and hobbies. There are performing arts groups, service organizations, eating/cooking societies, social justice clubs, and much more so that anyone can find a home in the hilltop. Those who wish to find something to do on the weekends can find many activities in Georgetown and the surrounding DMV area. In Georgetown alone there are movie theaters, bowling alleys, escape rooms, bike paths, boat houses, bars, and restaurants to entertain students and residents. All in all, Georgetown offers a knowledgeable and enjoyable college experience.
Thus far during my experience at Georgetown, I have thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by such intelligent, thoughtful, and curious individuals. Whether they are students or professors, each and every person at Georgetown is incredibly bright and pushes you to strive for better. Additionally, the campus setting in the charming DC Georgetown neighborhood is simply unparalleled among other universities. Here, you have a distinctly unique combination of being in a city that offers a wide array of interesting and distinctive opportunities while enjoying all the social and academic aspects of collegiate life.