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Georgetown University  |  Georgetown admitted 3,263 of applicants for the undergraduate Class of 2027, leading to a 13% overall acceptance rate.

Georgetown Admits 13% of Applicants to Undergraduate Class of 2027

By Georgia Russello March 31, 2023

Georgetown University accepted 13% of applicants for the undergraduate Class of 2027, a one percentage point increase from the Class of 2026. The university admitted 3,263 students out of 25,519 total...

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Class of 2023 Early Action Admissions Rate Reaches Record Low

By Max Levine January 3, 2019

Georgetown University offered admission to 11.78 percent of applicants through its early action program, a record low even as the number of early applications fell from last year’s record high. Georgetown...

WILL CROMARTY/THE HOYA In total, 22,897 students applied to Georgetown’s Class of 2022, and 3,327 of them were admitted. The applicant pool is the university’s largest ever, breaking the previous record of 21,459 applicants set last year.

Rising SAT Scores Affect Admissions Decisions

By Jessica Lin April 6, 2018

The redesigned SAT is yielding higher average scores than both the old SAT and the ACT, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon (COL ’64, GRD ’69). Released in March 2016, the...

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Class of 2022 Early Action Applications Hit Record High

By Jeff Cirillo December 19, 2017

This year’s early action applicant pool was Georgetown’s largest ever, leading to an early action acceptance rate of 12 percent — a near-historic low — for the second consecutive year. Georgetown...

WORD WEDNESDAY: Lit

WORD WEDNESDAY: “Lit”

By Marina Smith and Marina Smith October 21, 2015

"Get lit!"  You've probably heard all of those cool Hoyas casually throwing this phrase around on campus. Maybe you're out of the loop and have been wondering why everyone is advocating for each other...

Achievement Over Aptitude

By The Editorial Board March 21, 2014

For many current Georgetown students, the SAT will be remembered as 2,400 points of anxiety, pressure and competition. After this month’s changes to the structure of the SAT, these feelings will be at...

Addressing Access, SAT Receives Revamp

By Mallika Sen March 7, 2014

The College Board announced extensive changes to the SAT on Wednesday that will eschew the mandatory timed essay and esoteric vocabulary to return to a two-section format with a maximum score of 1,600...

Colleges Turn Away from SAT, ACT

By Griffin Cohen and Gene Choi October 11, 2013

Due to questions about the accuracy of aptitude tests such as the SAT and the ACT, some universities are seeking other ways of evaluating applicants’ abilities. Starting this fall, Bard College is...

Bucknell Inflation Announcement Indicates Nationwide Pattern

By Elaina Koros February 9, 2013

Bucknell University announced Jan. 25 that its admissions department had misreported SAT and ACT scores between 2006 and 2012, following a pattern among universities of inflating students’ test scores. “The...

Job Hunt Haunted by SAT

By The Editorial Board September 21, 2012

Perfidious. Deleterious. Capacious. Miss these three common SAT vocabulary words as a senior in high school, and your score could drop 50 points. These days, it might also cost you your first job after...

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