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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Few Likely to Be Taken Off Waitlist

After mailing over 2,400 acceptance letters to admitted students, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions says that the incoming class of freshman is of similar quality to the class of 2009.

“The overall quality of the accepted students was virtually identical to that of last year, which was the strongest group of applicants ever admitted to the university,” Melissa Costanzi associate director and systems manager of admissions, said. “The acceptance rate was the same as last year.”

Georgetown accepted 3,343 total students this year, both early and regular applicants, a 22 percent acceptance rate.

With over 15,000 applications and a high predicted yield, few if any students will be taken off Georgetown’s waitlist this year, Costanzi said.

Approximately 1,000 students were placed on the waitlist this year. Normally, 50-100 students are taken off the wait list.

Costanzi said the university has predicted that this year’s yield rate – the percentage of accepted students who choose to matriculate at Georgetown – will be in the 47-50 percent range, roughly the same percentage as last year.

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon cautioned, however, against relying on the current predicted yield, since admitted students have until May 1 to send in their deposits.

“Since we are in the middle of the yield period it will be impossible to give meaningful answers on yield, wait list, etc., though we are seeing record turnouts at yield activities such as GAAP Open Houses, regional receptions, etc.,” Deacon said. “Time will tell.”

According to Costanzi, accepted students remained consistent with previous years in regards to geographic distribution, standardized test scores and extracurricular activities.

Costanzi said the highest percentage of acceptances was from the id-Atlantic region at 35 percent, with the Southeast and the West Coast following behind at 15 and 14 percent, respectively.

Costanzi said that the five states with the highest admissions rates were New York, California, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Students were admitted from all 50 states, as well as the District and Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

Students were also admitted from 74 foreign countries, with most hailing from South Korea, China, Great Britain, Canada, Turkey, India and Singapore.

Standardized test scores also remained consistent with previous years, with a mid-50 percent SAT verbal score range of 660-760, SAT math score of 670-760 and ACT of 30-33. Volunteer and community service remained the top extracurricular activity, with 53 percent of accepted students participating in some form of service work.

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