Georgetown University: Tuition Fees, Acceptance Rate, Rankings, Courses

Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded by Bishop John Carroll in 1789 as Georgetown College, the university has grown to comprise eleven undergraduate and graduate schools, including the Walsh School of Foreign ServiceMcDonough School of BusinessMedical SchoolLaw School, and a campus in Qatar. The school’s main campus, on a hill above the Potomac River, is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. The school was founded by and is affiliated with the Society of Jesus, and is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in the United States, though the majority of students presently are not Catholic.

Georgetown is ranked among the top universities in the United States and admission is highly selective. The university offers degree programs in forty-eight disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 135 countries.

 The school’s athletic teams are nicknamed the Hoyas and include a men’s basketball team, which has won a record eight Big East championships, appeared in five Final Fours, and won a national championship in 1984. Georgetown’s notable alumni include 13 Nobel Prize Laureates, 28 Rhodes Scholars, 32 Marshall Scholars, 33 Truman Scholars, 429 Fulbright Scholars, 2 U.S. Presidents, and 2 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, as well as international royalty and 14 foreign heads of state. Among the world’s leading institutions in government and international relations, the school’s alumni include more U.S. diplomats than any other university and many members of the United States Congress.


59,957 USD
2020 – 21
Georgetown University admissions is most selective with an acceptance rate of 12% and an early acceptance rate of 10.8%. Half the applicants admitted to Georgetown University have an SAT score between 1410 and 1550 or an ACT score of 32 and 35.

Georgetown University is ranked #22 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.


in National Universities (tie)


in Best Colleges for Veterans


in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)

Areas of study2021 graduates
International relations and affairs13.6%
Political science and government9.1%
Information resources management3.5%
Science, technology and society3.4%
International business/trade/commerce3.3%
Marketing/marketing management3.1%
Business administration and management2.9%
English language and literature2.8%
Political economy2.3%
Computer science2.2%
Biological and physical sciences1.7%
International economics1.7%
Biomedical sciences1.5%
Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies1.4%
Health/health care administration/management1.4%
Registered nursing/registered nurse1.3%
Biology/biological sciences1.2%
American/united states studies/civilization1.2%
International public health/international health1.1%
Peace studies and conflict resolution1%
Neurobiology and anatomy0.8%
Classics and classical languages, literatures, and linguistics0.7%
Spanish language and literature0.6%
Religion/religious studies0.6%
Art history, criticism and conservation0.5%
French language and literature0.4%
Women’s studies0.4%
Art/art studies0.4%
African-american/black studies0.3%
Environmental biology0.3%
Drama and dramatics/theatre arts0.3%
Chinese language and literature0.2%
Italian language and literature0.2%
Russian language and literature0.1%
Arabic language and literature0.1%
Humanities/humanistic studies0.1%
German language and literature0.1%
Management sciences and quantitative methods


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