Home > admissions > articles > Georgetown Admissions Information

Georgetown Admissions Information

Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia (map)


Founded in 1789, Georgetown is the country’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. In line with the Jesuit academic ideals, Georgetown’s educational approach focuses on the creation of a well-rounded individual who is exposed to a wide array of subjects, cultures and ideas. Even though students apply to one of the four colleges within Georgetown University depending on their intended major (Georgetown College, The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, The Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business or the School of Nursing and Health Sciences), a core curriculum for all students is used to put this holistic educational approach into action.

Georgetown encourages its students to take advantage of the school’s ideal location by applying to local internships as a supplement to course work. Georgetown students regularly work on Capitol Hill, for NIH, ABC News, the World Bank and many others. In addition, Georgetown’s location–just 1.5 miles from downtown DC–provides students with endless possibilities to explore a number of historical sites and museums, including the Smithsonian, which is just a short walk or subway ride away from campus.



Basic Info

Main Address: 37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057-1270
Phone Number: (202) 687-0100  
Website: www.georgetown.edu  


Type of school: Private, Four-year  
Type of school: Roman Catholic, Jesuit  
Setting: Urban setting, Very large city; Residential campus  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 7,433  
Percent out-of-state: 99%  
Percent international: 5%  
Female to Male ratio: 55:45  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 10:1  
Most popular majors: English Language and Literature, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
First-Year Students Guaranteed On-Campus Housing
70% of all undergraduates live in college housing
Coed Housing
Special Housing For Disabled Students
100% of first-year students live in college housing

Apartments For Single Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Campus ministries
Concert band
International students
Literary magazine
Musical theater
Radio station
Student newspaper
Television station
Choral groups
Film society
Jazz band
Music ensembles
Pep band
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #8, Most Popular Study Abroad Program
  • Ranked #9, Most Politically Active Students
  • Ranked #10, Great College Towns

Admissions Information

With an acceptance rate of 20% and 94% of all first-year students graduating in the top 10% of their high school class, Georgetown is considered a highly selective university. According to the undergraduate admissions website, the most important factors that are considered in the admissions process are a student's character, class rank, application essay, recommendations, rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, talent, and GPA. In addition, other important considerations include the applicant's extracurricular activities, interview and volunteer work.

Overall, it is important that a prospective student carefully review all application requirements and important deadlines. An applicant should be sure to use the Georgetown admissions application to express him or herself well and to explain why he or she believes themselves to be a good fit for the university.

Admissions address: 103 White-Gravenor
Box 571002
Washington, DC 20057-1002
Phone number: (202) 687-3600  
Fax number: (202) 687-5084  
Admissions Website: uadmissions.georgetown.edu/  
Email: guadmiss@georgetown.edu  
Contact Person: Charles Deacon, Dean of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 18,916  
Percent of applicants admitted: 20%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 10  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Action- students may not apply Early Decision to another institution)  
Accepts the Common Application? No)  
Admission requirements: Personal Data Form
First-year Student Application Form
Secondary School Report (including transcript)
Teacher's Recommendation
Scores from SAT II Subject Tests

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Required: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
If submitting ACT, the writing section is optional
Recommended: SAT II Subject Tests
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section scores across test dates.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5244  
ACT code: 0668  
Learn more about other Top Mid-Atlantic schools:
American University   George Washington   William and Mary  

Share This Information:

StudyPoint is a national leader in one-to-one, in-home test prep and academic tutoring. The test-taking techniques and strategies taught in our SAT tutoring and ACT tutoring programs enable students to earn higher test scores and gain admissions to competitive colleges and universities. Our expert subject tutors and personalized lesson plans help students earn better grades and become happier, more confident students. Whether you're looking for a math tutor or any other type of academic tutoring, StudyPoint can help. To learn about tutoring programs in your area, feel free to contact us for more information.

About the College Admissions Profiles

Searching for the right college or university? StudyPoint can help! Check out StudyPoint’s College Admissions Profiles for all the essential information on schools you’re researching. Learn about student life, review admissions requirements, and see how your scores compare to those of the current freshman class. Search for a specific school or browse the categories below to find the school that’s the best match for you!

About StudyPoint

StudyPoint offers private, in-home SAT, PSAT, ACT & SSAT tutoring. Our staff also includes expert math, science, foreign language, and writing tutors.




Our newsletter is designed to offer you grade- and season- specific information that will help you navigate and stay on top of the college admissions process. We need high school graduation year to provide you with timely, relevant information. You can unsubscribe at any time.