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Georgetown University

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Georgetown University overview
Location Washington, District Of Columbia
Online georgetown.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Georgetown University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Georgetown University, situated in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was founded in 1789 as a private Jesuit research university, making it one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States. Known for its distinctive Healy Hall, which is a National Historic Landmark featuring Romanesque and Gothic Revival architecture, the university's campus offers a traditional collegiate atmosphere within an urban setting, a short distance from the nation's capital. Georgetown has a highly selective admissions process and offers a plethora of undergraduate and graduate programs, with particularly renowned schools of foreign service, law, and business. On-campus housing is available, with a majority of undergraduates living in university-provided accommodations. While the university maintains a competitive athletic program, known as the Hoyas, it is notably recognized for its men's basketball team.

In the most recent statistical year 26,638 prospective students applied, and 3,257 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,586 enrolled in the school.  15,462 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,522 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $61,872 plus fees of $180. Georgetown is ranked 29 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Georgetown is rated within the top 7% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Georgetown University overview
SAT 1410/1560
ACT 32/35
Estimated GPA 3.89

Applications Accepted

Georgetown University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Georgetown University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$180
Room and Board $18,824
Budget for Other Expenses$2,620
Total One Year Cost$84,696

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$118,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

94% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Georgetown University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 30%
Business 26%
Health Professions 9%
English and Literature 7%
Foreign Languages 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131496 IPEDS survey data for Georgetown University.

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