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.
Georgetown University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
Most Popular Majors
Political Science and Government277 Graduates
International Relations and National Security Studies241 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities113 Graduates
Business Administration and Management69 Graduates
International Business69 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.55 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
Georgetown University Reviews
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.
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.