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Founded in 1789 by John Caroll, one of America’s first Catholic Bishops, Georgetown University is a private Roman Catholic and Jesuit-affiliated research university located in Washington D.C. The university’s main campus is in Georgetown but the institution also has campuses in Italy, Qatar, and Turkey. Georgetown’s law school, which consistently ranks in the top 10, is located on Capitol Hill, whereby providing students close proximity to federal agencies and courts.

Total annual enrollment at Georgetown University is just over 17,000 students, which includes approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 8,000 graduate students. With students from over 130 countries and various ethnic and religious backgrounds, the student body at Georgetown is quite diverse. Georgetown alumni include several prominent political figures including several diplomats, heads of state, top ranking government officials, congressmen, U.S. governors, U.S. supreme court justices and even a former President of the United States (Bill Clinton).

Students at Georgetown University can look forward to an active student life and the opportunity to participate a broad array of campus clubs and organizations, such as Students of Georgetown, Inc., a non-profit public charity and the largest student-run corporation in the world. Georgetown also has a strong tradition of student involvement in athletics and sports events. Collectively, Georgetown student-athletes and athletic teams are known as the “Hoyas”. Several of Georgetown’s teams, most notably their men’s basketball team, have won several national championships.


Georgetown University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in several fields of study and career-oriented disciplines. The majority of bachelor’s degrees at Georgetown University are offered through the Georgetown College, the largest and oldest undergraduate academic division within the university. The Robert Emmett McDough School of Business, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service and the School of Continuing Studies also offer a large selection of bachelor degree programs. Through the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Georgetown University offers a quasi dual enrollment program where a select group of high school students can earn college credit.

Undergraduate degrees at Georgetown University are offered in over 48 fields of study through its four undergraduate academic schools. Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to structure their own curriculum via the university’s self-design program. All of the majors offered via one the university’s four undergraduate schools are also available as minors–with the exception of the School of Foreign Service which does not offer minors. Georgetown University also has a well-developed study abroad program that is quite popular among students. About 60% of all undergraduate students at Georgetown University study abroad at some point during their undergraduate studies.

General Information

Admission Office

103 White-Gravenor

Box 571002

Washington, DC 20057-1002

(202) 687-3600

Fax: (202) 687-5084

Contact: Charles Deacon

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

37th and O Streets, NW

Washington, DC 20057-1270

(202) 687-0100

Total undergrads: 7,092

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,571

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,692

Graduate enrollment: 5,330


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $35,964 $37,947 $39,036 $40,203 +2.99%
Books and Supplies $1,060 $1,125 $1,160 $1,184 +2.07%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $11,478 $12,153 $12,506 $12,758 +2.02%
Other $2,122 $2,200 $2,252 $2,340 +3.91%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $50,624 $53,425 $54,954 $56,485 +2.79%
In-state Off Campus $37,024 $39,072 $40,196 $41,387 +2.96%
In-state with Family $37,024 $39,072 $40,196 $41,387 +2.96%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $37,848
In-state Student Fees $335
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $37,848
Out-of-state Fees $335

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 910 58%
Grant or scholarship aid 712 45% $19,077,032 $26,794
• Federal grants 212 13% $989,017 $4,665
• Pell grants 154 10% $503,545 $3,270
• Other federal grants 184 12% $485,472 $2,638
State/local government grant or scholarships 34 2% $29,292 $862
Institutional grants or scholarships 688 44% $18,058,723 $26,248
Student loan aid 493 31% $3,316,494 $6,727
• Federal student loans 479 30% $1,802,685 $3,763
• Other student loans 82 5% $1,513,809 $18,461

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2235 2307 945 42
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 32 94
American/united States Studies/civilization 21
Latin American Studies 27
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 26
Russian Studies 21
Western European Studies 20
Women’s Studies 11
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 82 284 35
Biochemistry 15
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 34 7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 2 11
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 40 5
Biomedical Sciences 17
Biostatistics 6
Biotechnology 30
Cell/cellular Biology and Histology 1
Microbiology 3 3
Neurobiology and Anatomy 10
Neuroscience 1 4
Pharmacology 12
Physiology 196 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 601 429
Accounting 61
Business Administration and Management 84 400
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 12
Finance 228
Information Resources Management 32
International Business/trade/commerce 108
Marketing/marketing Management 88
Real Estate 17
Communication and Journalism Programs 171
Journalism 23
Public Relations/image Management 148
Computing and Information Sciences 19 8
Computer Science 19 8
Education 1
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 167 30
English Language and Literature 167 30
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 142 32 15
Arabic Language and Literature 12 3 5
Chinese Language and Literature 7
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10
Comparative Literature 4
French Language and Literature 29
German Language and Literature 5 1
Italian Language and Literature 3
Japanese Language and Literature 11
Linguistics 24 25 5
Portuguese Language and Literature 1
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1
Russian Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 31 4 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 165 120 194
Health/health Care Administration/management 19 24
International Public Health/international Health 30 28
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 4
Medicine 194
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 116 64
History 61 11 9
History 61 5 9
History, Other 6
Human Services 220
Public Policy Analysis 220
Legal and Law Studies 383 651 42
Advanced Legal Research/studies 38
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law 48
Health Law 9
International Law and Legal Studies 99
Law 649
Legal Assistant/paralegal 42
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 3 2
Tax Law/taxation 186
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21 69 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 21 69 1
Mathematics and Statistics 30 24
Mathematical Statistics and Probability 24
Mathematics 30
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 68 93
Biological and Physical Sciences 22
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Museology/museum Studies 11
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 30
Science, Technology and Society 46 51
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 27
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 27
Physical Sciences 17 3 15
Chemistry 6 2 11
Physics 11 1 4
Psychology 84 2 4
Psychology 84 2 4
Social Sciences 692 306 21
Anthropology 10
Economics 57 34 6
International Economics 46
International Relations and Affairs 311 226
Political Science and Government 213 46 15
Social Sciences, Other 26
Sociology 29
Visual and Performing Arts 54
Art/art Studies 47
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 7
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 19%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 95%

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Neurobiology/Physiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Arabic B
Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Portuguese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B
International Public Health B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B
Science, Technology & Society B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Georgetown University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (202) 687-0100
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 37th and O St NW, Washington, DC 20057-0001
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 19,593
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 95%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 16,694 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $56,058
Out-of-state Tuition: $56,058
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 55%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $45,398

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Georgetown University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Georgetown University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 361
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 16169
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 68
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1121
Education 13
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1244
Health Professions and Related Programs 2363
History 121
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 91
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 211
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 44
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 233
Physical Sciences 222
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 772
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 5568729

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Georgetown University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $56,058
Out-of-state $56,058
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $51,790
Out-of-state $51,790

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 883 55%
Grant or scholarship aid 734 45% $45,398
Student loan aid 445 28% $6,913

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,162 42% $42,040
Federal student loans 1,881 25% $4,745

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Georgetown University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Georgetown University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 22,764 9,075 13,689
Percent admitted 100% 15% 14%
Percent admitted who enrolled 7% 8% 6%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Georgetown University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 19,593
Undergraduate enrollment 7,513
Graduate enrollment 12,080

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Georgetown University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
    • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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