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Georgetown Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Georgetown University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Georgetown University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Georgetown and can I get accepted? The school has a 16% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,365 out of 21,462 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 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Georgetown SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Georgetown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 710
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1410
SAT Scores for Georgetown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1480

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 4 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1410 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 1340. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1480 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in District Of Columbia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Georgetown University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1540 and Above Good >24%
1475 to 1540 Avg + 16%-24%
1410 to 1475 Avg - 10%-16%
1345 to 1410 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 1345 Low <6%
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Georgetown ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Georgetown University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Georgetown University
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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 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. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgetown University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgetown University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >24%
32 to 34 Avg + 16%-24%
30 to 32 Avg - 10%-16%
28 to 30 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 28 Low <6%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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.

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High School Class Rank

92% of Georgetown University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Georgetown University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 92%
Top 25% of class 99%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Georgetown University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,818 8,644 21,462
Accepted 1,844 1,521 3,365
Acceptance Rate 14% 18% 16%
Enrolled 859 738 1,597
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 49% 47%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 10, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 55 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 10, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Georgetown before the Jan 10 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Georgetown University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Georgetown University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Georgetown University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.