Students Say

This moderately sized elite academic establishment stays true to its Jesuit foundations by educating its students with the idea of “cura personalis,” or “care for the whole person.” The “well-informed” student body perpetuates upon itself, creating an atmosphere full of vibrant intellectual life, that is “also balanced with extracurricular learning and development.”

Overview

Applicants
19,505
Acceptance Rate
17%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
660 - 760
SAT Math
660 - 760
ACT Composite
30 - 33

Deadlines


Regular
January 10

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
First Generation

Overall

Students Say

This moderately sized elite academic establishment stays true to its Jesuit foundations by educating its students with the idea of “cura personalis,” or “care for the whole person.” The “well-informed” student body perpetuates upon itself, creating an atmosphere full of vibrant intellectual life, that is “also balanced with extracurricular learning and development.” “Georgetown is…a place where people work very, very hard without feeling like they are in direct competition,” says an international politics major. Located in Washington, D.C., there’s a noted School of Foreign Service here, and the access to internships is a huge perk for those in political or government programs. In addition, the proximity to the nation’s capital fetches “high-profile guest speakers,” with many of the most powerful people in global politics speaking regularly, as well as a large number of adjunct professors who, either are currently working in government, or have retired from high-level positions.

Georgetown offers a “great selection of very knowledgeable professors, split with a good proportion of those who are experienced in realms outside of academia (such as former government officials) and career academics,” though there are a few superstars who might be “somewhat less than totally collegial.” Professors tend to be “fantastic scholars and teachers” and are “generally available to students,” as well as often being “interested in getting to know you as a person (if you put forth the effort to talk to them and go to office hours).” Though Georgetown has a policy of grade deflation, meaning “A’s are hard to come by,” there are “a ton of interesting courses available,” and TAs are used only for optional discussion sessions and help with grading. The academics “can be challenging or they can be not so much (not that they are ever really easy, just easier);” it all depends on the courses you choose and how much you actually do the work. The school administration is well-meaning and “usually willing to talk and compromise with students,” but the process of planning activities can be full of headaches and bureaucracy, and the administration itself “sometimes is overstretched or has trouble transmitting its message.” Nevertheless, “a motivated student can get done what he or she wants.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
1,975
with Terminal Degree
1,195

1,239
Men
736
Women
198
Minority
176
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
96%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Bill Clinton
Former U.S. President

Antonin Scalia
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

William Peter Blatty
Author

Maria Shriver
Journalist and Author

Patrick Ewing
Professional Basketball Player

Pat Quinn
Governor of Illinois

Malcolm Lee
Film Director

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
91
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Bottom Line

Georgetown University has a well-deserved reputation for the outstanding quality of its curriculum and the fantastic overall educational experience it provides. Of course, the cost of tuition reflects that to a great extent, amounting to nearly $47,944 with books, supplies, and fees. Room and board tacks on another $14,438. At the same time, Georgetown meets 100 percent of student need; with an average financial aid package of $35,000, it is easy to see that a Georgetown education is still accessible to a large segment of potential students. Total need-based gift aid to freshmen tends to be approximately $37,775, providing even more support for needy undergrads. Students can envision a loan debt of about $28,000 once they graduate from the university.

Bang For Your Buck

Professors tend to be “fantastic scholars and teachers” and are “generally available to students,” as well as often being “interested in getting to know you as a person (if you put forth the effort to talk to them and go to office hours).” Though Georgetown has a policy of grade deflation, meaning “As are hard to come by,” there are “a ton of interesting courses available,” and TAs are used only for optional discussion sessions and help with grading. The academics “can be challenging, or they can be not so much (not that they are ever really easy, just easier);” it all depends on the courses you choose and how much you actually do the work. Internship opportunities in the DC area are valuable and often take place “in the heart of the nation’s capital.” People know the importance of connections and spend time making sure they get to know the people here. One student is very enthusiastic about these opportunities. “The location in DC and the pragmatism of people who come here make for people that are fun to be around but are serious about their ambitions. There’s a reason that Georgetown tends to draw political junkies. It’s because there’s no better place in the United States to get involved with politics on a national level.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$37,775

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$36,663

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,408

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,064

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
38%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

There are “a lot of wealthy students on campus,” and preppy-casual is the fashion de rigueur; this is “definitely not a ‘granola’ school,” but students from diverse backgrounds are typically welcomed by people wanting to learn about different experiences. Indeed, everyone here is well-traveled and well-educated, and there are “a ton of international students.” “You better have at least some interest in politics or you will feel out-of-place,” says a student. The school can also be “a bit cliquish, with athletes at the top,” but there are “plenty of groups for everybody to fit into and find their niche,” and “there is much crossover between groups.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,595
Out of State
98%

International
16%
Foreign Countries Represented
138

Demographics

10.76%
Asian
7.01%
African-American
8.81%
Hispanic
66.27%
Caucasian
2.40%
Unknown
16.13%
International

55% female
45% male
98% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Students are “extremely well aware of the world around them,” from government to environment, social to economic, and “Georgetown is the only place where an argument over politics, history, or philosophy is preceded by a keg stand.” Hoyas like to have a good time on weekends, and parties at campus and off-campus apartments and townhouses “are generally open to all comers and tend to have a somewhat networking atmosphere; meeting people you don’t know is a constant theme.” With such a motivated group on such a high-energy campus, “people are always headed somewhere, it seems—to rehearsal, athletic practice, a guest speaker, [or] the gym.” Community service and political activism are particularly popular, as is basketball. Everything near Georgetown is in walking distance, including the world of D.C.’s museums, restaurants, and stores, and “grabbing or ordering late night food is a popular option.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
63%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
76
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
82

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Marcia Fulk

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Pyschoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
139
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
20

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Hoyas)
14 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hoyas)
15 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.georgetown.edu/organizations/pride/

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: George Washington University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Howard University

Sustainability

Green Rating
80

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
14

Average Number of PC's per Lab
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Admissions Office
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC 20057-1002

Phone
202-687-3600


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
White-Gravenor
Copley Hall
The Observatory
The Quadrangle
Healy Hall
Yates Field House,Uncommon Grounds

Most Popular Places Off Campus
US Capitol
Museums of the Smithsonian Institution
National Mall and Monuments
Library Of Congress
Arlington National Cemetery

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and Saturday
9am-5pm and 9am-1pm
202-687-3600

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Sat on a varied schedule
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Weekdays and Saturday mornings

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Subways (the Rosslyn station on the Metro Blue Line is a half-hour walk) all travel to campus from the airport. If you fly to Dulles International Airport, you can take the Washington Flyer limousine to many downtown hotels and then reach campus by taxi. (Taxis all the way from Dulles to campus are very expensive.) Amtrak train service arrives at Union Station in Washington; from there, take a taxi or the Metro Red Line to DuPont Circle and transfer to the G-2 bus to campus (37th and O Sts. N.W.). Greyhound buses also serve Washington.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-95 S. and exit to I-495 W. (the Capital Beltway). Follow I-495 W. to the George Washington Memorial Pkwy. Follow the parkway toward Washington and exit onto Key Bridge. Cross the bridge, and turn right on M St.; then turn left on 33rd St., and left again on Prospect St. Prospect ends at the entrance to the university's parking lot #3. From the west, take the Pennsylvania Tpke. east to Exit 12 (Breezewood). Follow I-70 S. to Frederick where Rte. 270 S. begins. Proceed on 270 toward Washington. When 270 intersects with I-495 (Capital Beltway), keep right and follow I-495 toward Northern Virginia and the George Washington Memorial Pkwy. Follow the preceding directions from that point. From the south, take I-95 N. to I-395 N. Exit I-395 to Virginia Rte. 27 (Washington Boulevard) headed north and east. Watch carefully for signs to Rosslyn and the Key Bridge. Cross the Key Bridge and follow the above directions from the north.

Local Accommodations
A very popular, convenient place is the on-campus Georgetown University Guesthouse (3800 Reservoir Rd.; 202-687-3200). Nearby Georgetown Holiday Inn (2101 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.; 202-338-4600) has special rates for students and their families (though they're not always available). Our choice is the Georgetown Inn (1310 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.; 202-333-8900 or 800-424-2979). Within walking distance (6 blocks) of campus, this moderately expensive place has a special countrified charm. A glitzy alternative is the Marriott Key Bridge (1401 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA; 703-524-6400). Moderate prices, a pool and health club, and views that overlook the Potomac are its finer points. Kalorama Guesthouse (1854 Mintwood Pl.; 202-667-6369) is an interesting possibility. Rates range from inexpensive to moderate. The atmosphere is personal, and it's but a Stone's throw to the Metro.
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Key Stats

19,505
Applicants
7,595
Size
17%
Acceptance Rate
1420
SAT Scores

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