Georgetown University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: District of Columbia


Georgetown is a private Jesuit university in Washington, D.C. The school's location in the capital has contributed to its sizable international student population, and the popularity of the International Relations major. Bill Clinton stands out among Georgetown's notable alumni. Over half of Georgetown students take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities, and the university recently opened a campus in Qatar. For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Georgetown was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. On the athletic front, the Georgetown Hoyas compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Most Popular Majors

English, Finance, International Relations, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 15318
Total Grad Students: 7739
Undergraduate Students: 7579
Faculty: 1268

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 93%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

37th And O St Nw
Washington District of Columbia 20057


Main Email:

Main Phone: 202-687-0100

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Leah B Thomas
Assistant Director , Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Bernard Muir
Athletic Director , Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Typically, a cumulative B+ average or higher is recommended for consideration for admission. The average college GPA for an accepted transfer applicant is 3.7.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Grades earned must be at least one level above minimum passing level, e.g. "C." Passing grades on a Pass/Fail system are acceptable.

Credits (Min/Max):
GU requires a min of 12 transferable credits. The max transferable credits is 1/2 of the total required for the degree (60 credits). Students must spend a minimum of four full semesters and earn 60 credits in residency at Georgetown to earn a degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Submit SAT or ACT results. If, however, a transfer applicant has been out of high school for more than 5 years, the SAT/ACT requirement is waived.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Submit recommendations from a current college dean and one professor, preferably from the major department.

Essay(s) required:
Georgetown University does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $65.00. Accepts paper applications.

Other Requirements:
Submit a Transfer Application for Admission and a Personal Data Form.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 30 33
English 30 35
Math 28 33
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 640 750
Math 650 750

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 20%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -20%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 2482

Room and Board: 13050

Tuition and Fees: 41393

Total Cost: 58125

Note on Costs:
Please visit our website at for current tuition and fee information.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
To assist those admitted, the University makes every effort to meet the demonstrated financial need of eligible applicants through a combination of need-based aid programs which include grants, scholarships, student employment and student loans.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5372

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 59%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 49%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 33%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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