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Georgetown Admits First Early Action Class Without Race-Based Affirmative Action

Georgetown Admits First Early Action Class Without Race-Based Affirmative Action

By Caroline Rareshide January 18, 2024

Georgetown University accepted 10% of early action applicants in its first admissions cycle following the Supreme Court’s decision in June to end race-based affirmative action in higher education. The...

Class of 2026 Early Action Admission Rate Sets Record Low

Class of 2026 Early Action Admission Rate Sets Record Low

By Laetitia Haddad December 29, 2021

Georgetown University’s undergraduate class of 2026 saw a record number of early action applicants as well as the lowest early action acceptance rate. The university admitted 881 students from a...

GU Admits Just 12% of Applicants, Setting Record Low

GU Admits Just 12% of Applicants, Setting Record Low

By Giulia Testa April 14, 2021

Georgetown University’s undergraduate acceptance rate dropped to 11.7% this admissions season, marking the lowest acceptance rate in university history in a cycle transformed by the ongoing COVID-19...

Class of 2025 Early Action Admission Rate Falls to Record Low for Third Straight Year

Class of 2025 Early Action Admission Rate Falls to Record Low for Third Straight Year

By Kelly Anderson December 30, 2020

Georgetown University accepted early action applicants for the undergraduate Class of 2025 at a record low admission rate, with a nearly 20% increase in applications from last year.  The university...

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The yield rate for the Class of 2021 increased from 47 percent last year to 49 percent.

Half of Admitted Students to Enter Class of 2021

By Christian Paz May 18, 2017

Georgetown's admissions yield for the Class of 2021 jumped to 49 percent this year, following a record low in the university’s acceptance rate and an all-time high in applications received. The...

Legacy Students Twice as Likely to Be Admitted

By Christian Paz May 18, 2017

This year’s admission cycle saw an increase in the number of legacy students accepted, with 30 percent of legacy applicants offered admittance to Georgetown, compared to a 15.4 percent acceptance rate...

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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 30, 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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The application rate increased by 12.4 percent from last year, while the acceptance rate is expected to be about 15 percent.

Class of 2021 Application Rate Increases to All-Time High

By Christian Paz March 17, 2017

After receiving a record number of total applicants for this year’s application cycle, Georgetown’s admissions department anticipates accepting about 15 percent of 21,459 regular decision applicants...

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Class of 2021 Early Action Admissions Rate Reaches Record Low

By Aly Pachter December 19, 2016

Georgetown accepted 11.9 percent of its 7,822 early action applicants to the Class of 2021, 1 percent lower than last year’s 13 percent and the lowest acceptance rate in university history. Georgetown...

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Georgetown’s endowment and donations to the university funded 23.2 percent of undergraduate scholarships, with the remainder being funded from the university’s operating expenses.

Financial Resources Constrain Georgetown Aid Packages

By Joe Egler November 8, 2016

In the 2016 fiscal year, Georgetown’s endowment and donations to the university funded 23.2 percent of undergraduate scholarships, according to Dean of Student Financial Services Patricia McWade. Over...

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Georgetown ranked in the top 20 colleges by the U.S. News and World Report, but fell in veteran rankings.

Ranking Reports Mixed Outcomes

By Lisa Burgoa September 19, 2016

While Sept. 13 saw Georgetown reclaim a spot as the No. 20 top college in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 national universities rankings, it was absent from the institution’s list of best colleges...

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Tuition will rise four percent beginning this fall semester from $48,048 to $49,968, contributing to a 18 percent hike in tuition since 2012.

Tuition Sees 4 Percent Hike for 2016-17

By Christian Paz August 12, 2016

Tuition will rise 4 percent beginning this fall semester from $48,048 to $49,968, an increase which is being accompanied by the largest investment in financial aid in the university’s history, according...

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