3700 0 St. NW, Washington, DC 20057
Georgetown University is a private religious university in DC, founded in 1789 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 7,357, and the graduate enrollment is 12,014. Georgetown University is a hyper-selective school, receiving 21,190 applications and accepting 11.7% of applicants. Georgetown University’s athletics teams compete at the intramural and varsity levels. Additionally, Georgetown University employs 1,162 full-time instructional staff (79% of whom hold doctorate degrees) and has an 11:1 student to faculty ratio.
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Applicants applying to Georgetown University will apply through the Georgetown Application. Applicants will be required to write one personal statement based on a set of prompts within the application and will also be required to answer specific questions pertaining to the university.
Deadlines For Submitting Applications
Early Action Application Deadline
Regular Application Deadline
- Character/Personal Qualities - Very Important
- Application Essay - Very Important
- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Extracurricular Activities - Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
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In northwest Washington, D.C., the historic Georgetown neighborhood is a dynamic commercial and cultural district that makes an ideal home for the Georgetown University campus. The 104-acre main campus comprises fifty-four buildings, various athletic facilities, and student residences housing 80% of undergraduates. Student life at Georgetown offers a semester-based calendar busy with the upper crust of academic, athletic, and social activities like its distinguished faculty, which has included former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger. Georgetown students are also the most involved, starting with their campus. First-year students can join one of the 179 student organizations from performing arts to media and publications to volunteering and service. The traditions it celebrates always make campus life at Georgetown University more exciting, with notable speakers only the school could attract.
- 77% of students live on campus
- Guaranteed housing for freshmen
- Freshmen and sophomores required to live on campus
All Georgetown University undergraduate students must live on campus during their first, sophomore, and junior years. The university provides housing in 13 residence halls on the main campus, combining traditional dormitories, villages, and modern apartment complexes. First-year students live, learn, and play in the heart of the Georgetown campus in an environment especially planned to provide a comfortable, inclusive community. As a living-learning community, first-year housing in one of four dorms fosters connections and engagement through educational, social, and reflective activities fully supported by an always approachable faculty and staff. While there are various dining options throughout the campus, the school’s main Leo O’Donovan Hall has something for everyone, including a weekly sampling of local restaurant food.
Life as a Student
At Georgetown University, it’s easy for first-year students to find their place, whether it’s in academics, extracurriculars, or social spheres. The university has an above-average 11:1 student-faculty ratio, so students always get the individualized attention they need to succeed. Outside the classroom, students can join or support Georgetown’s Hoyas, 23 varsity teams that generally compete in the Big East Conference. With so many activities to choose from, no wonder 92.9% of Georgetown undergraduates are involved in at least one. The school is also home to one of the nation’s most beloved debating clubs, the Philodemic Society, founded in 1830, and the oldest university theater group, the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society. Living and learning at Georgetown University is an opportunity to build a unique path on campus.
Political Science and Government
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Student guards at residence halls and academic facilities
- Health Center
- Psychological Counseling
- Women's Center
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Track and Field
Track and Field
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Each year Georgetown University awards several hundred need-based scholarships to eligible undergraduates, which meets 100% of eligible undergraduates’ demonstrated needs.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition and Fees - $59,958
- Student Activity Fee - $11,802
- Meal Expense - $6,520
- Books, Travel, and Personal Expenses - $3,800
- Total Estimated Cost of Attendance - $82,080
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP / AFFILIATES
Georgetown University was founded as Georgetown College in 1789 by former Jesuit John Carroll of Maryland, who Pope Pius VI appointed as the first head of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States at Benjamin Franklin’s recommendation. After the American Revolution allowed for the free practice of religion in the United States, plans to establish a permanent Catholic educational institution were finally possible. With the purchase of property in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Carroll saw the development of the new university. The school would open in 1792 with future Congressman William Gaston among its students. Because it relied primarily on private donations and limited profits from local lands, many financial problems threatened Georgetown College’s survival.
In 1798, brothers Leonard and Francis Neale served as Georgetown College’s presidents for a combined eleven years that saw new growth after missteps that drove the school into debt. The school received the first federal university charter in 1815, sponsored by former Georgetown student Congressman Gaston. The charter allowed Georgetown to award academic degrees in 1817 and graduate degrees in 1821. The school struggled once again post-Civil War, with its casualties leading to a drop in enrollment. Georgetown recovered under the presidency of Patrick Francis Healy from 1873 to 1881, who was the college’s first mixed-race head. Healy restructured the undergraduate curriculum and expanded the medical and law programs. The school acknowledges Healy as Georgetown University’s second founder for his accomplishments.
Today, Georgetown University is ranked #23 in National Universities by U.S. News Best Colleges. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,357 and graduate enrollment of 11,745. With its 14.4% acceptance rate, the school is most selective. Georgetown University has four undergraduate schools, including Georgetown College, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, and the School of Continuing Studies. The school also shines in athletics with its Georgetown Hoyas teams competing in the NCAA’s Division I, particularly well-known in basketball. The school is also famed for its social activism. Georgetown University has produced 27 Rhodes Scholars, 32 Marshall Scholars, and 33 Truman Scholars. Notable alumni include U.S. Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton, Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing, journalist Maria Shriver, and actor Bradley Cooper.