Georgetown Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Georgetown University
|Applicant Competition||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Georgetown and can I get accepted? The school has a 15% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,320 out of 22,872 applicants were admitted making Georgetown a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent. Georgetown University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 49% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Georgetown SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT75%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||680|
|SAT Math 25th||690|
|SAT Composite 25th||1370|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||750|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1530|
|Average SAT Score||1450|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Georgetown University?
Georgetown University typically requires applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1370 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1290. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1450 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in District Of Columbia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1530 and Above||Good||>23%|
|1450 to 1530||Avg +||15%-23%|
|1370 to 1450||Avg -||9%-15%|
|1290 to 1370||Reach||6%-9%|
|Less than 1290||Low||<6%|
Georgetown ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT50%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||33|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||31|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||34|
|ACT Composite 75th||34|
|Average ACT Score||32|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Georgetown?
Admission data indicates that Georgetown regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in District Of Columbia for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgetown University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|34 and Above||Good||>26%|
|32 to 34||Avg +||15%-26%|
|31 to 32||Avg -||11%-15%|
|30 to 31||Reach||8%-11%|
|Less than 30||Low||<8%|
Avg. High School GPA3.89*
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Georgetown University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Georgetown University was 3.89 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in District Of Columbia for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Georgetown is a very selective school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||49%||48%||49%|
What are the requirements for admission to Georgetown University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131496 IPEDS survey data for Georgetown University.
Frequently Asked Questions
75% of students submit their SAT scores to Georgetown. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
15% of those who apply are granted admission to Georgetown. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1370 and 1530. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.