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Georgetown University accepted 12% of applicants for the undergraduate Class of 2028, a one percentage point decrease from the Class of 2027. | Georgetown University

Georgetown Admits 12% of Applicants to Undergraduate Class of 2028 as Students Call for End to Legacy Admissions

By Caroline Rareshide April 5, 2024

When Ethan Henshaw (CAS ’26) heard the Supreme Court had ruled against affirmative action, he saw Georgetown as facing a different issue from many other elite national universities. “I just remember...

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...

Year in Review: Top stories from 2023 at Georgetown University

Year in Review: Top stories from 2023 at Georgetown University

By Michelle Vassilev and Caroline Rareshide December 31, 2023

It was a year of change on the hilltop.  Pressure to reassess admission processes, a series of administrative hires, a search for a new mascot and a turnover in the basketball program’s leadership...

VIEWPOINT: Value Community in Diversity

VIEWPOINT: Value ‘Community in Diversity’

By Rosemary Kilkenny September 15, 2023

As a Catholic and Jesuit university established in the spirit of the new republic, Georgetown was founded on the principle that discourse among people of different faiths, cultures and beliefs promotes...

VIEWPOINT: Ground University Admissions in Merit

VIEWPOINT: Ground University Admissions in Merit

By Johnson Zian Tang September 15, 2023

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court overturned affirmative action — a policy that aims to increase opportunities for underrepresented groups by explicitly considering race and ethnicity — a historic,...

VIEWPOINT: Understand Asian Perspectives

VIEWPOINT: Understand Asian Perspectives

By Haan Jun (Ryan) Lee September 15, 2023

Trending on Twitter: “Asians.” As soon as I saw it, I knew it was about affirmative action. And as an Asian student who applied to college just a year and a half ago, I’ve got a lot to say. On...

VIEWPOINT: Terminate Legacy Admissions at Georgetown

VIEWPOINT: Terminate Legacy Admissions at Georgetown

By Asher Maxwell, Sebastian Cardena, and Ethan Henshaw September 15, 2023

As a result of the Supreme Court’s rulings in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. University of North Carolina which...

VIEWPOINT: Act on Affirmative Action Now

VIEWPOINT: Act on Affirmative Action Now

By Nestory Ngolle September 15, 2023

On June 29, 2023, a group of nine adults, averaging 63 years of age, gathered and reached a controversial consensus that would impact the lives of people 40 years younger than themselves.  The...

DeGioia Speaks About Admissions Future, Legacy Admissions and Search for New Jack the Bulldog

DeGioia Speaks About Admissions Future, Legacy Admissions and Search for New Jack the Bulldog

By Caitlin McLean September 15, 2023

Georgetown University President John DeGioia (CAS ’79, GRD ’95) sat down with The Hoya to discuss the future of admissions following the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action, updates about...

Admissions Future Uncertain After SCOTUS Strikes Down Affirmative Action

Admissions Future Uncertain After SCOTUS Strikes Down Affirmative Action

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision this summer limiting the use of race-based affirmative action in college admissions, the Department of Education (DOE) has issued new admissions guidance to...

CHAKRAVARTI: Protect Affirmative Action

CHAKRAVARTI: Protect Affirmative Action

By Priyasha Chakravarti December 2, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is currently reviewing the 2003 affirmative action case Grutter v. Bollinger, and their ruling has the potential to overturn a 50-year-old precedent that...

Students Protest for Affirmative Action Outside U.S. Supreme Court

Students Protest for Affirmative Action Outside U.S. Supreme Court

By Clayton Kincade November 10, 2022

Students protested outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protect affirmative action, as attorneys inside the court held oral arguments regarding race-conscious admissions programs. College students from...

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