About Georgetown University

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University. is a Private college. Located in District of Columbia, which is a city setting in District of Columbia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 7,453 full time undergraduate students, and 11,072 full time graduate students.

The Georgetown University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 988 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Georgetown University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate16%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range1320-1520
ACT Range30-34

Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,54% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 97% were in the top quarter, and 90% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Georgetown University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Georgetown University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    111 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    99 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    115 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    114 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    114 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    114 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    115 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    114 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Georgetown University?

26 Students rated Georgetown University

Hector - 10/12/2020

Great institution and message about serving others! The professors are great and invested in their students' success inside and outside the classroom. I am proud to be a Georgetown Hoya and I am happy to see other alumni do great things in this world.

Dahlia - 05/16/2020

There is no better school to attend if you want the perfect intersection of politics, city life, and a university atmosphere. The campus itself is beautiful, and its location is unparalleled. You can see the Washington Monument from the dorms, and can reach downtown via walking, skating, or taking one of the free buses. Because we are in the nation's capital, political events are common and political figures often visit campus. Many students are passionate about politics. The student body is growing more and more diverse, and will hopefully that trend will continue. The campus is very safe and easy to navigate. However, it isn't very accessible to handicapped students. Furthermore, the dining hall is pretty, but the food isn't always super tasty in the main dining hall. Luckily, we have other on-campus options and many restaurants around campus. My favorite part about Georgetown is that it is a relatively small school. As a result, you will often see your friends somewhere around campus, and it's very hard to get lost. Also, most of the classes (other than the freshman intro classes) are quite small, so professors are easy to access and contact.

Nadine - 04/01/2020

Overall, I like Georgetown University. There is more diversity within students than in other colleges that I have been in. What I also like about Georgetown University is that there are many opportunities for students, inside and outside the classroom.

Madison - 07/20/2019

Georgetown can definitely have a toxic, high-stress culture, and coming from the west coast, I was definitely not prepared for the east coast preppy-ness. It also surprises me that for a school with a student body drenched in wealth, they do a very poor job of maintaining the facilities and financial aid for middle class students is terrible. That being said, the school has its perks and comes with some amazing opportunities, so it's really up to you to decide if its worth it.

Georgetown University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Georgetown University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Georgetown University is 16%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Georgetown University has opened more windows than I could ever imagine and so far my experience has been beyond what I expected. College in general is a time to ignite your passions and figure out what makes you excited. I love the field of health care and law and Georgetown makes me excited to study that, learning from the top professors in the field. What's even more exciting is that every person you meet in college, be it a friend, classmate, or teacher, has a unique story to tell. It's the time spent talking and getting to know each other that has been the most valuable and most positive learning experience. I would have never met such interesting people back home and now I have to opportunity to know people from the opposite coast, all the way to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. I'm so grateful that I am fortunate to attend such a university with diverse people that you can learn a new culture or hear various experiences different from your own. College is valuable in the aspect that you learn from yours as well as others' experiences. I'll never get this opportunity again!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Strong ambitions that may or maynot currently drive their work ethic while their time here.

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  4. What are the academics like at your school?

    Georgetown is undeniably a lot of work. Students study a lot, but the majority of people find a good balance between school, a social life, and extracurriculars. Georgetown is a liberal arts institution, so there are certain course requirements that all students have to take--such as theology, philosophy/ethics, history, english, and science/math--but there's a large variety of choice within each department. Class size depends on your major field, but they tend to be on the smaller side. In my experience, professors emphasize learning for its own sake, but usually connect the material to the "real world."

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Best thing about Georgetown is its positioning as a college campus with access to DC. That being said, one thing I would change is to increase our access to DC even more with more bus routes to downtown or by having a metro stop closer to campus, but that will likely never happen given the stance of Georgetown residents. The school is a good size with a good reputation. If you tell a peer that you go to Georgetown, he or she may just nod and ignore, but if you tell someone beyond college (e.g. future employer?) you go to Georgetown, then a compliment will most likely ensue. There is a great amount of school pride, especially during basketball season.

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  6. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Georgetown recently began this program called What's After Dark that provides the opportunity for Georgetown students to engage in fun night time activities that do not focus on drinking. Definitely a plus!

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The Catholic values and teachings because there are somethings more important than a degree.

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  8. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    To folks who grew up in DC, Georgetown is an isolated haven for wealthy white kids and the children of foreign elites. They see Georgetown students as virtually unaware of the city beyond the Georgetown neighborhood, nestled in the wealthy white northwest quadrant of DC. Others assume GU is characterized by socially conservative Catholicism, full of sexually ignorant straight-laced heterosexuals.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Honestly, I cannot think of anything negative about Georgetown. I enjoyed my four years at school and time flew by so fast. I guess because it was such a wonderful experience and made time fly by so fast, so that would be my most negative thing to say about the school; not a long enough stay. I wish time would have slowed down to enjoy it more and also to finish sightseeing around the area. I was there four years and still have places to visit. Hopefully soon I will be back in that area for medical school.

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  10. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    There is some presence of prep on campus, but for the most part it is only reflected in the clothing and not the personalities. The school is very international. Since I've been here for two and a half years now, it no longer surprises me to walk through the library and hear groups conversing in languages I don't understand.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Georgetown's location in Washington, DC is in my opinion one of its biggest strengths. Not only does it provide an incredible number of internship and job opportunities, especially for those interested in politics, it also is just a wonderful and exciting place to live. DC is not too overwhelming a city, and the area of Georgetown itself is beautiful and relatively calm. Another thing that I think is unique to Georgetown is the amount of school spirit that can be found among all Hoyas -- current students and alumni alike. Alumni seem willing to help current students however possible!

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Georgetown fulfils its mission to educate students according to the Jesuit values of cura personalis and service to others.

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  13. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Georgetown University works extremely hard to find a wide range of students with a wide range of interests. They come from different backgrounds, states, countries, activities, and interests. If there was one commonality among all students attending, it would probably be their ambition and passion. Georgetown students are stereotyped as poli sci junkies heading for an internship of the Hilltop, but this definitely does not describe the majority of students.

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Georgetown University is imbued with multicultural exchange and understanding. Our diverse community constantly empowers students to be open-minded and to even challenge their own viewpoints. An individual who is unwilling to accept and appreciate diversity, and to examine opposing perspectives would most likely have difficulty adjusting to such an environment. However, because Georgetown values every individual, there is not a “kind of person who shouldn’t attend this school.” All are welcome and encouraged to apply. A Georgetown University education will gradually shape the scholar to finding and then leaving and traveling beyond her or his comfort zone.

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  15. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known about the pre-college summer programs that they offer here. I would have definitely signed up for a few of them related to international relations or the summer in washington program.

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  16. What kind of person should attend this school?

    There is no such thing as a "standard Georgetown student." The only uniting factor among students here is a drive to succeed and academically intelligent. Often, any given student seems to fit into a specific stereotype but actually participates in activities that completely shatter that stereotype. For example, a football player who sings in an a cappella group, or a lacrosse player that can also tap dance.

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the unique experiences I have that can only come from living in D.C. This includes walking to the monuments, going to the Library of Congress, and attending presentations at the National Geographic Society.

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  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    A TON of Hoya spirit. One thing everyone has in common is an intense love of Georgetown. If you are a Debby Downer and hate on the school then you'll probably have some issues.

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  19. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There is little advisement for underclassmen, especially for those who have not declared a major.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Why Did You Want to o To Georgetown I

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  21. When you step off campus what do you see?

    some off campus food options for georgetown

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

53% of students attending Georgetown University receive some sort of financial aid. 13% were awarded federal grants. While 26% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$110K & UP

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