Georgetown University

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School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Last Updated: December 15, 2022

Washington, DC


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About Georgetown University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Georgetown University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Washington, District of Columbia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,357, and admissions are highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 17%. The university offers 61 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 94%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $57,384.


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Spotlight on Georgetown University SCS:

Through its innovative programming, Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) creates opportunities for students and professionals to connect with industry leaders through learning and service. SCS offers a wide range of programs, including master's degrees, certificates, English language courses, summer programs, and custom and corporate education. *The School of Continuing Studies does not publish our acceptance rate, average test scores, or median GPAs because we take a holistic approach to reviewing applications. In line with Georgetown's Jesuit tradition, we look at the whole person and consider all parts of their application and background as part of the admissions decision.

200+ Student Clubs and Organizations

15 Online Degrees Offered

60-80% GUSCS Acceptance Rate

500+ Military-connected students

45+ Industries representing by students

75% Post-Grad Employment Rate

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

17% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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94% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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94% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required


Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 31-35

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1380-1550

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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Students enrolled


Online student enrollment


Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold




Non-U.S. Citizen










Two or more races


American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Female student population


Socio-economic diversity

13% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs


Online Programs


Total Online Enrollment


Student Location Breakout

100% 0%

Percent of Programs Online

96% On-campus

4% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 5% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $57,384 $57,384
Graduate $53,136 $53,136

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $17,032
On-campus other expenses $2,594
Off-campus (not with family) room and board Currently unavailable
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses Currently unavailable
Off-campus (with family) other expenses Currently unavailable

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $78,210 $78,210
Off-campus without family $58,584 $58,584
Off-campus with family $58,584 $58,584

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $8,721
State Grant Aid $998
Institution Grant Aid $42,803
Pell Grant Aid $5,034

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Average student debt after graduation


Average salary 6 years after starting school


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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.