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Find out more about how Georgetown University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Georgetown University Ranked?

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2021 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 150 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is international business.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Georgetown as #55 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.

Out of the 9 colleges in District of Columbia, Georgetown is ranked at #1.

See all of the rankings for Georgetown University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Georgetown?

Acceptance Rate

Georgetown University has a very low acceptance rate of 16%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to Georgetown just in case you don't make the cut.

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 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 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

The freshmen retention rate of 96% 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  96 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 90%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  90 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Georgetown

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,459 undergraduates at Georgetown with 6,990 being full-time and 469 being part-time.

Georgetown Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 98.95 out of 100, Georgetown is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.95 out of 100
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How Much Does Georgetown University Cost?

The overall average net price of Georgetown is $30,169. 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 +
$6,024 $8,242 $19,285 $25,430 $47,383

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Georgetown, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,774 a year. That adds up to $27,096 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Georgetown is 1.2%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Georgetown make around $93,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Georgetown graduates since it is 135% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Georgetown University make the most money.

Location of Georgetown University

Georgetown University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Washington, District of Columbia. 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 most recent year for which we have data, students from 77 majors graduated from Georgetown University. Of these students, 2,169 received undergraduate degrees and 5,173 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 270 $49,100
International Relations & National Security 244 $45,300
Finance & Financial Management 217 $81,400
Economics 162 $68,700
General Psychology 93 $39,000
Marketing 90 $55,800
General English Literature 90 $40,700
Science, Technology & Society 79 $61,300
Accounting 72 $83,100
Business Administration & Management 67 $64,600

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

Online Learning at Georgetown

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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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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