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FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDER BROWN | Georgetown is one of eight universities under investigation by the Department of Education for potentially violating education regulations tied to the admissions bribery scheme.

Education Department Investigates Admissions Bribery at GU

By Myroslav March 26, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation into eight universities, including Georgetown, for potential misconduct relating to the admissions bribery scheme Monday. The investigation...

FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDRA BROWN/THE HOYA | Mickey Lee (COL 05), an admissions interviewer, drafted a petition urging Georgetown to rescind the degrees and admission of students implicated in the admissions bribery investigation. The University of Southern California revoked the admission of six students March 14.

Petition Urges GU to Rescind Degrees of Students Involved in Admissions Bribes

By Sana Rahman and Riley Rogerson March 20, 2019

An online petition calling for Georgetown University to revoke the degrees and admission of all current and former students involved in the college admissions bribery scheme has gained 16,691 signatures...

FILE PHOTO: ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | The eight universities named in the college bribery investigation, including Georgetown, caused rejected applicants emotional and economic harm, according to a lawsuit filed by students March 15.

Students Sue Georgetown for Unfair Admissions Process

By Dustin Hartuv March 20, 2019

Two college students and two parents filed a class action lawsuit against Georgetown University on March 15, alleging monetary harm after revelations that applicants were fraudulently admitted to the university. The...

FILE PHOTO: MOIRA RITTER FOR THE HOYA | Five Georgetown parents and a former GU tennis coach were implicated in a Tuesday indictment for falsely designating applicants as athletic recruits to secure admission.

Georgetown Parents, Former Coach Face Bribery Charges

By Amy Li and Mason Mandell March 11, 2019

A former Georgetown tennis coach was charged with accepting bribes from parents to secure their children’s college admission in an indictment involving eight U.S. universities Tuesday. Gordon Ernst...


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...

Admissions Yield Reaches 50 Percent, Following Lowest-Ever Acceptance Rate

By Deepika Jonnalagadda May 17, 2018

Georgetown’s admissions yield for the Class of 2022 reached 51 percent, the highest in recent memory, following a record-low acceptance rate and an all-time high in applications submitted to the university. The...

THREATT: Finding God and Identity Through Disappointment

THREATT: Finding God and Identity Through Disappointment

By Kathryn Threatt April 25, 2018

Kathryn Threatt's Georgetown experience got off to a rocky start. Since she got to campus, however, her disappointments have deepened her faith in God and awareness of her own identity. To read about Kathryn's...

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 5, 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...

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...

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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