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Your chances of getting into Georgetown University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Georgetown University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition Very High 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Georgetown is 12%.  Its admission rate is the lowest in District Of Columbia and the 35th lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Georgetown and can you get accepted?

Georgetown is a very highly competitive school to get into. You have a low chance of acceptance even if you meet the admission criteria. It's important that you meet their GPA and SAT/ACT requirements to get through the first round of consideration. Last year, only 3,311 out of the 27,629 who applied were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent (SAT 1410/1550 ACT 32/35). Georgetown University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.89. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class or better. 48% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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12% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Georgetown University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.89 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1480 on the SAT
  • Score 33 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 10% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Georgetown GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Georgetown University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Georgetown are to have around a 3.89 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough for you to gain admission as Georgetown is a very selective school.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Georgetown is 3.89 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in District Of Columbia for highest average GPA.

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*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.89 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Georgetown SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Georgetown University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Georgetown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 700
Math 25th Percentile 710
Composite 25th Percentile 1410
SAT Scores for Georgetown University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 770
Math 75th Percentile 780
Composite 75th Percentile 1550
Average SAT Score 1480

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Georgetown University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Georgetown is 1480 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1410-1550. Students who get into Georgetown University score in the top 4 percent of all SAT test takers..  Georgetown ranks #1 in District Of Columbia and #28 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1480 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Georgetown regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1410 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1410, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1340, but scores this low are outside the normal range. A competitive SAT score is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1480 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1480, you have around a 12% chance of being admitted. A 1550 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 21% chance of getting in.

Georgetown University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1550 and Above Good >21%
1480 to 1550 Avg + 12%-21%
1410 to 1480 Avg - 7%-12%
1340 to 1410 Reach 4%-7%
Less than 1340 Low <4%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile 34
Math 25th Percentile 30
Composite 25th Percentile 32
ACT Scores for Georgetown University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 36
Math 75th Percentile 35
Composite 75th Percentile 35
Average ACT Score 33

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Georgetown?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Georgetown is 33, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 32 and 35.  The school ranks #1 in District Of Columbia and #30 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 33. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 32 and score in the score in the top 3 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 30.

38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgetown University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Georgetown for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 33 score has around 12% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 24% with a 35 ACT score.

Georgetown University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
35 and Above Good >24%
33 to 35 Avg + 12%-24%
32 to 33 Avg - 8%-12%
31 to 32 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 31 Low <5%
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High School Class Rank

85% of Georgetown University freshman are in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class. For your application to be competitive, you need to graduate at the top of your class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Georgetown University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 85%
Top 25% of class 97%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Georgetown University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,833 10,673 27,629
Accepted 1,951 1,350 3,311
Acceptance Rate 12% 13% 12%
Enrolled 951 634 1,585
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 49% 47% 48%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Georgetown University is $75.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Georgetown University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Georgetown University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Georgetown is very highly competitive, you have a low likelihood of acceptance. It is important that you earn at least a 3.89 GPA to have a good shot at getting in. Additionally, you need to score a 1480 on the SAT and optimally 1550 to place yourself in a strong position. For ACT scores, you need a 33 to have a competitive chance of getting in.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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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.


Does Georgetown University prefer SAT or ACT?

64% of students submit their SAT scores to Georgetown. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Georgetown University?

12% 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.

What SAT score is required for Georgetown University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1410 and 1550. The average SAT score is 1480. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Georgetown University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 32 and 35. The average ACT score is 33. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.