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Georgetown University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Georgetown University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Georgetown University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 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 2,751 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is Arabic language and literature.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Georgetown is ranked #18 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. 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 #55 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Georgetown is also ranked #1 out of 9 schools in District of Columbia.

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 17%, 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 75% 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 690 and 760. Math scores were between 690 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Georgetown University  ( 690 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Georgetown University  ( 690 to 790 )
Georgetown received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Georgetown University  ( 31 to 35 )

Learn more about Georgetown University admissions.

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

Georgetown University has a freshmen retention rate of 94%. 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  94 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 89%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  89 out of 100

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

Georgetown University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Georgetown is $28,909. 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 +
$5,248 $8,678 $13,933 $23,835 $47,674

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 28% of students took out student loans averaging $7,431 a year. That adds up to $29,724 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Georgetown make about $93,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 83 majors graduated from Georgetown University. Of these students, 2,209 received undergraduate degrees and 5,242 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 280 $54,296
International Relations & National Security 251 $48,041
Finance & Financial Management 202 $92,505
Economics 179 $68,858
General Psychology 98 $44,356
Management Information Systems 87 $72,744
General English Literature 81 $47,260
International Business 78 $92,277
Science, Technology & Society 76 $63,501
Marketing 71 $66,821

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 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 2019-2020, 19,371 students took at least one online class at Georgetown University. This is an increase from the 2,899 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 19,371 19,371
2018-2019 2,899 2,387
2017-2018 2,479 2,151
2016-2017 2,138 1,886
2015-2016 1,801 1,587

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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