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EDITORIAL: Commit to Socioeconomic Diversity on Campus

EDITORIAL: Commit to Socioeconomic Diversity on Campus

By The Editorial Board November 12, 2023

With the Nov. 1 deadline application just passing for Georgetown University’s early action class, the problem of economic inequality on campus continues to thrive.  According to a 2017 study...

EDITORIAL: Modernize GU Application

EDITORIAL: Modernize GU Application

By The Editorial Board April 8, 2022

While the recent admission of the Class of 2026 was exciting as always, the college acceptance season continues to serve as a sobering reminder of the inequities and unnecessary barriers involved in Georgetown...

Hoyas on Campus Cope With Stress, Isolation

Hoyas on Campus Cope With Stress, Isolation

By Charlotte Rosenblum October 2, 2020

New student Andrii Sendziuk (MSB ’24) is living on campus for the first time this virtual semester. Like many other students on campus, Sendziuk feels like he is having a difficult time connecting with...

EDITORIAL: Eliminate Application Fee

EDITORIAL: Eliminate Application Fee

By Editorial Board January 17, 2020

After Georgetown University’s early action applicant pool decreased for the second year in a row, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon (CAS ’64, GRD ’69) attributed the falling application...

EDITORIAL: Combat Club Selectivity, Remove Club Applications

By Editorial Board January 18, 2019

At tomorrow's club fair, undergraduates will navigate crowded tables in the Healey Family Student Center in an effort to find a cause, a team and a community that aligns with their interests. Entry to...

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The acceptance rate for the Class of 2021 dropped a full percentage point from last year.

Georgetown Acceptance Rate Hits Record Low

By Aly Pachter March 31, 2017

Georgetown accepted a record-low 15.4 percent of students to the Class of 2021, an overall 3,313 out of 21,465 applicants. The 15.4 percent acceptance rate marks a full point percentage drop from...

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Applicants for this season’s MBA selection cycle at the McDonough School of Business will be required to submit a new video component. The addition of video mirrors general changes in the job market.

New Georgetown MBA App Features Video

By Léa Nicolas October 14, 2016

The McDonough School of Business has added a video component to its Masters of Business Administration application cycle, embracing a recent trend in both MBA programs and the job market. In reforming...

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Economics, A Love-Hate Relationship

By Anirudha Vaddadi May 20, 2016

Thomas Carlyle first coined the phrase “dismal science” back in the 19th century to describe the field of economics. In a modern setting, the term aptly fits the majority of students’ relationship...

How We Build A Class

By Parth Shah and Charlie Lowe March 18, 2016

The admissions process is the necessary evil that every college applicant encounters. Whether through the Common Application or Georgetown’s tailor-made application process, we all know what it means...

Dear Applicant, Maybe Next Year

Dear Applicant, Maybe Next Year

By Phalguni Vetrichelvan September 11, 2015

When I first arrived on campus as a freshman, I was a bundle of emotions: excited to start a new part of my life, scared due to the newness of it all and beyond nervous to see if I would succeed. My definition...

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States in dark green sent significantly more applications than last year, while those in light green registered a slight increase. States in red sent significantly fewer applications than last year, indicative of a larger trend of decreased applications from the Northeast.

Applications Hold Steady for 2019

By Kshithij Shrinath January 16, 2015

Application totals for the Class of 2019 remained nearly identical to the previous year, despite changing national trends regarding demographics and high school graduation rates. Regular decision...

Yik Yak App Spurs Unease on University Campuses

By Jack Bennett October 3, 2014

The rise of social messaging application Yik Yak on college campuses around the country has sparked concerns over cyberbullying, racism and sexual harassment. Yik Yak is an anonymous forum that allows...

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