Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

#22 National Colleges

14.36% Admission Rate
Very Selective

7,141 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, highly residential
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

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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. The school's main campus, on a hill above the Potomac River, is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. The school was founded in Jesuit tradition and is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in the United States.

Georgetown is ranked among the top universities in the United States and admission 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. The school's athletic teams are nicknamed the Hoyas and include a men's basketball team, which has won a record eight Big East championships, appeared in five Final Fours, and won a national championship in 1984.

Georgetown's notable alumni include 27 Rhodes Scholars, 32 Marshall Scholars, 33 Truman Scholars, 429 Fulbright Scholars, 2 U.S. Presidents, and 2 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 University." Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 February 2022,

Washington, District of Columbia

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City: Large (population of 250,000 or more)

Mid East (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Social Sciences 36.4%
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20.1%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 8.1%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5.1%
Health Professions And Related Programs 4.9%
Psychology 4.4%
English Language And Literature/Letters 4.0%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3.7%
Mathematics And Statistics 2.4%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2.2%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 2.0%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 1.9%
Physical Sciences 1.4%
History 1.3%
Visual And Performing Arts 1.1%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.9%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1473 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 790 740 690
Verbal 760 725 690

ACT Scores

33 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 34 32 29
English 36 35 33