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Georgetown University Share Share

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SAT Score Range 1320 - 1520
ACT Score Range 30 - 34
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

15.7%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

SAT Score Range

1320 - 1520
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

30 - 34
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$52,300

Average Salary in 10 Years

$125,200
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Georgetown University

Georgetown University is located in Washington, District of Columbia. It is a large private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 7,463 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is very competitive with an acceptance rate of 15.7%.

Popular majors include Social Sciences, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Health Professions and Related Programs, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 95% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $81,100.

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🗺 37th and O. Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20057
🌐 www.georgetown.edu
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What test scores do you need to get into Georgetown University?

SAT Score Range

1320 - 1520
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

30 - 34
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Median SAT Score

1420
Out of 1600

Median ACT Score

32
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown

SAT Total Score Ranges

SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges

SAT Math Score Ranges

ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting SATs

68%

Students Submitting ACTs

55%

More students take the SATs than the ACTs.

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Georgetown University has around 21,462 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 47% decide to enroll at Georgetown University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 21,462 applicants 40% are men and 60% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 148 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 67 men.

Georgetown University's acceptance rate is 15.7%. The acceptance rate for men is 17.6% and the acceptance rate for women is 14.4%.

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Who applies to Georgetown University?

Number of Applicants

21,462

Number of Applicants per Spot

13
per spot

Male Applicants

40%

Female Applicants

60%
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Getting into Georgetown University

Georgetown University Acceptance Rate

15.7%

Getting in

Very Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

17.6%

Female Acceptance Rate

14.4%
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Do Students Want to Go to Georgetown University?

Georgetown University Admissions Yield

47%
of accepted students choose to go to Georgetown University

Male Admissions Yield

49%

Female Admissions Yield

47%
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Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
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Graduation Rate

95%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

95%

Women Graduation Rate

94%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Georgetown University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$29,283
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$52,300
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$67,734
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$67,734
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$15,494
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$165
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Georgetown University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

88%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Georgetown University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

53%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

27%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Georgetown University you can visit finaid.georgetown.edu/.

Georgetown University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $67,734
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $67,734
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Georgetown University?

Georgetown University students, on average, make $125,200 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 11% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Georgetown University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Georgetown University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

11.5%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Georgetown University.

Median Earnings of Students from Georgetown University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Georgetown University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Georgetown University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Georgetown University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Georgetown University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Georgetown University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Georgetown University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Georgetown University.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Georgetown University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.8x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Georgetown University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Georgetown University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.4x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Georgetown University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Georgetown University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

11
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$203,899
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Very High
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Can you go to grad school at Georgetown University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

39%

Undergrads

7,463

Total Students

19,005
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

3%

Students over 25

6%

Student Median Household Income

$82,187
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

56%
of undergraduates

Men

44%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Georgetown University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

International Students

14%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Georgetown University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Georgetown University study?

Georgetown University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Georgetown University are:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Health Professions and Related Programs
  4. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  5. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Approximately 75% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Georgetown University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

96%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Georgetown University has a retention rate of 96% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

207
3% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

Georgetown University has around 207 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 3% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Georgetown University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

949
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

64
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, District of Columbia tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 91% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 4% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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