Georgetown University: Acceptance Rates & Statistics

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Georgetown University Early Admissions

Georgetown admitted 957 of 8,700 early applicants to the Class of 2025 and maintained its historically low admission rate of 11 percent. Last year, Georgetown received 7,305 applications and admitted 856 students for an admission ratio of 11.72 percent. 

Sustained Selectivity for the Georgetown University Class of 2023

Of the EA applicants, 4,478 applied to Georgetown College, and 491 were accepted (10.96%), the lowest among the four schools. The Walsh School of Foreign service received 1,578 applications and admitted 187 (11.8%). The McDonough School of Business admitted 165 applicants out of 1,112 (14.8%). The School of Nursing and Health Studies received 636 applications and admitted 76 (11.9%). All four undergraduate schools, however, saw decreases in their applicant pools. The College saw a 6% decrease in the number of its applications; the SFS experienced a 9% decrease, and the NHS received 2% fewer applications. The McDonough School of Business only received 1,112 applicants this year, its smallest Early Action applicant pool since 2013 and an 11% decrease since last year.

Georgetown advertised the standardized test statistics for their early admission class of 2023 in order to emphasize its selectivity. For instance, 100% of the admitted students were in the top 5% of their graduating class. The average ACT score was 33-35, the average SAT verbal was 720-760, and the average SAT math was 740-790.

Struggle with Socio-Economic Diversity

Although Georgetown emphasized their growing number of applicants from minority groups (11% black applicants, 13% Latinx applicants, 16% Asian-American applicants, 8% international applicants and 1% Native American applicants), they continue to struggle with socio-economic diversity. Most applications came from California, New York, New Jersey and Maryland and Georgetown ranks 12th in income inequality, according to a New York Times report of 38 schools. This report noted that “the median family income of a student from Georgetown is $229,100, and 74% come from the top 20 percent.” According to The Hoya, the university’s low endowment presents an obstacle to providing competitive financial aid packages to students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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