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Georgetown University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1789
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,853
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $898,217,000
Admissions Address

37th and O Streets NW
Washington, DC 20057



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 10
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Charles A. Deacon
Admissions office telephone: (202) 687-3600
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 10
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $65
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $900 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 4
Science 1 4
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 2 4
History 2 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Required
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 10
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 10
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 22%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 21%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 23%
Total applicants: 15,070
Total acceptances: 3,367
Total freshman enrollment: 1,588
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 30%
Male applicants: 6,312
Male acceptances: 1,492
Male freshman enrollment: 711
Female applicants: 8,758
Female acceptances: 1,875
Female freshman enrollment: 877
Out-of-state freshmen: 99%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,867
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,190
Students enrolled from waiting list: 16

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 84%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 69%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: 94%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 94%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 640 – 750
Math: 650 – 740
Combined: 1290 – 1490

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 51.0% 52.0%
600-699 36.0% 39.0%
500-599 12.0% 8.0%
400-499 1.0% 1.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 5%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 27 – 34
Math: 26 – 32
Composite: 27 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 57.0% 55.0% 47.0%
24-29 34.0% 28.0% 44.0%
18-23 8.0% 17.0% 8.0%
12-17 1.0% 0.0% 1.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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