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Georgetown University Data & Information Overview

449 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
12% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how Georgetown University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Georgetown University Ranked?

#15 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in DC
International Business/Trade/Commerce Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Georgetown University was awarded 449 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is international business/trade/commerce.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Georgetown as #15 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! This is an improvement over the previous year, when Georgetown held the #19 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 8 colleges in District of Columbia, Georgetown is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Georgetown?

12% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 12%, Georgetown is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to Georgetown submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 700 and 770. Math scores were between 710 and 780.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgetown University  ( 700 to 770 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgetown University  ( 710 to 780 )
Georgetown received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgetown University  ( 32 to 35 )

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Georgetown University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
57% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Georgetown is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Georgetown University is 57%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  57 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgetown University

98% Freshmen Retention
91% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 98% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Georgetown University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  98 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Georgetown for first-time, full-time students is 91%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  91 out of 100

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Georgetown University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,610 Full-Time Undergraduates
34.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,357 undergraduates at Georgetown with 6,610 being full-time and 747 being part-time.

How Much Does Georgetown University Cost?

$32,108 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
$31,452 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Georgetown is $32,108. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Georgetown

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$3,077 $9,871 $12,505 $27,034 $50,627

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Georgetown, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Georgetown, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $7,863 a year. That adds up to $31,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgetown is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Georgetown Graduates Make?

$96,375 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Georgetown make about $96,375 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Georgetown students since it is 127% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Georgetown University make the most money.

Location of Georgetown University

District of Columbia State
6,610 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Located in Washington, District of Columbia, Georgetown University is a private not-for-profit institution. Washington is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Georgetown are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 37Th And O St Nw, Washington, DC 20057-0001
Phone: 202-687-0100

Georgetown University Majors

83 Majors With Completions
2,120 Undergraduate Degrees
5,197 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 83 majors graduated from Georgetown University. Of these students, 2,120 received undergraduate degrees and 5,197 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
International Relations & National Security 289 $44,920
Political Science & Government 244 $51,297
Finance & Financial Management 195 $84,438
Economics 150 $68,490
General Psychology 97 $45,936
Management Information Systems 75 $71,747
Accounting 72 $77,441
Science, Technology & Society 72 $61,178
International Business 71 $86,661
Marketing 67 $69,082

Learn more about the majors offered at Georgetown University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Georgetown

38% Take At Least One Class Online
17% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 7,959 students took at least one online class at Georgetown University. This is a decrease from the 19,371 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 7,959 3,616
2019-2020 19,371 19,371
2018-2019 2,899 2,387
2017-2018 2,479 2,151
2016-2017 2,138 1,886

Learn more about online learning at Georgetown University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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