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Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Georgetown University, founded in 1789, is a church-affiliated university that provides a traditional liberal arts education with a strong international influence. Its location facilitates exchanges with the national government and international agencies for both students and faculty. Many internship opportunities are available on Capitol Hill and with the many nonprofit organizations located in the nation's capital. Programs are offered through Georgetown College and the Schools of Business Administration, Foreign Service and Nursing. Its 110-acre campus is located in Washington, DC. The oldest campus building dates from 1795 and is in the Flemish Renaissance style.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 7,453
   Women 4,164 (55.9%)
   Men 3,289 (44.1%)
Graduate Students 11,072
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 17% of 19,997 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 10
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 660-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 660-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $69,923
  Tuition and Fees $50,547
  Room and Board $15,572
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $48,620
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,004
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Washington Population 632,323
Nearest Metropolitan Area Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 65% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Hoyas
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.9% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
9.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.0% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students 13.6% from 100 countries
First-Year Students Returning 96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 90.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported