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Georgetown University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Georgetown University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Georgetown University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Georgetown University was awarded 224 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is political science and government.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Georgetown as #42 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

Georgetown also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in District of Columbia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Georgetown University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Georgetown?

Acceptance Rate

Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Georgetown since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 16%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.

Average Test Scores

About 68% 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 680 and 760. Math scores were between 670 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgetown University  ( 680 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgetown University  ( 670 to 760 )
Georgetown received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 30 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgetown University  ( 30 to 34 )

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Georgetown University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Georgetown it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access student 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 48%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  48 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Georgetown University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Georgetown University has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Georgetown the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 90%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  90 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Georgetown University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Georgetown

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,463 undergraduates at Georgetown with 6,987 being full-time and 476 being part-time.

Georgetown Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 98.62 out of 100, Georgetown is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.62 out of 100
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How Much Does Georgetown University Cost?

The overall average net price of Georgetown is $30,107. 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 +
$6,057 $8,670 $13,348 $25,073 $47,183

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Georgetown, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,358 a year. That adds up to $25,432 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgetown is 1.0%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Georgetown with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $93,500 in their early years. This is good news for future Georgetown graduates since it is 129% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Georgetown University make the most money.

Location of Georgetown University

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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Location of Georgetown University

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

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 70 majors graduated from Georgetown University. Of these students, 2,187 received undergraduate degrees and 4,975 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
Political Science & Government 278 $49,100
International Relations & National Security 225 $45,300
Finance & Financial Management 218 $81,400
Economics 204 $68,700
General Psychology 95 $39,000
General English Literature 86 $40,700
Marketing 85 $55,800
Science, Technology & Society 73 $61,300
International Business 70 $62,600
Accounting 68 $83,100

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

Online Learning at Georgetown

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,479 students took at least one online class at Georgetown University. This is an increase from the 2,138 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,479 2,151
2016-2017 2,138 1,886
2015-2016 1,801 1,587
2014-2015 1,294 1,169
2013-2014 879 852

Learn more about online learning at Georgetown University.

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