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Chances of getting into Georgetown University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
17%
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 acceptance rate at Georgetown is 17%.  It ranks #1 in District Of Columbia and #42 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Georgetown is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 3,561 out of 21,190 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent (SAT 1380/1550 ACT 31/35). 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. 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Georgetown application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 10.

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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Georgetown SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1380-1550
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Georgetown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 690
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1380
SAT Scores for Georgetown University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1550
Average SAT Score 1470

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Georgetown University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1380 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 1470 out of 1600. Georgetown ranks #1 in District Of Columbia and #26 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Georgetown University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1550 and Above Good >26%
1465 to 1550 Avg + 17%-26%
1380 to 1465 Avg - 11%-17%
1295 to 1380 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1295 Low <7%
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Georgetown ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Georgetown University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 33
ACT Math 25th 29
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Georgetown University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 36
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 35
Average ACT Score 33

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 29 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in District Of Columbia and #19 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Georgetown University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Georgetown University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >26%
33 to 35 Avg + 17%-26%
31 to 33 Avg - 11%-17%
29 to 31 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 29 Low <7%
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Georgetown GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.89*
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Georgetown University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Georgetown. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.89 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

83% 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 83%
Top 25% of class 96%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Georgetown University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,655 8,535 21,190
Accepted 2,023 1,538 3,561
Acceptance Rate 16% 18% 17%
Enrolled 881 711 1,592
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 46% 45%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 10, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 10, 2022.

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

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

FAQs

Does Georgetown University prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Georgetown. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Georgetown University?

17% 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 1380 and 1550. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 31 and 35. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.