Georgetown University.

Georgetown University

Washington, DC4 year degree
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About Georgetown University

Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise ten undergraduate and graduate schools, among which are the School of Foreign Service, School of Business, Medical School, Law School, and a campus in Qatar. On a hill above the Potomac River, the school's main campus is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States. The Jesuits have participated in the university's academic life, both as scholars and as administrators, since 1805. However, the university has always been governed independently of the church, and the majority of Georgetown students are not Catholic.Undergraduate admissions is highly selective. The university offers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 135 countries. Georgetown's notable alumni include 27 Rhodes Scholars, 21 Marshall Scholars, 33 Truman Scholars, 429 Fulbright Students, two U.S. Presidents, and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices, as well as international royalty and 14 foreign heads of state. Among the world's leading institutions in government and international relations, the school's alumni include more U.S. diplomats than any other university and many members of the United States Congress.Georgetown is home to the country's largest student-run business, largest student-run credit union, oldest continuously running student theatre troupe and one of the oldest debating societies in the United States. The school's athletic teams are nicknamed the Hoyas and include a men's basketball team, which has won a record-tying seven Big East championships, appeared in five Final Fours, and won a national championship in 1984. The university also has a co-ed sailing team that holds thirteen national championships and one world championship title.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 7,128 students
  • 0.89 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Georgetown University

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, and Human Resources Management.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

3,365 students out of 21,462 applicants were accepted into Georgetown University. They had an average SAT score of 1451. 68% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 55% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Georgetown University was $52,300. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $71,580.

Financial aid available at Georgetown University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

40% of undergraduate students at Georgetown University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Georgetown University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgetown University was of $15,434 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200.

Diversity at Georgetown University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017