Located in the U.S. capital of Washington D.C., Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the nation. Today, Georgetown maintains its heritage as "one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world".

Key Facts


  • #24 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2020
  • #15 in Undergraduate Business programs
  • #3 in International Business
  • #14 in Graduate Law programs 

Year founded

  • 1789

School type

  • Private, Research University, Jesuit

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • Approx. 7,400 

Latest graduate enrolment

  • Approx. 11,750

Student-faculty ratio

  • 11:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 14.5%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT Composite1435 –1520 / ACT 32 – 34

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.82

International student population

  • Approx. 3,050 undergraduate/ graduate 

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.96 (Waitlisted)

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 92% employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $61,000 

Popular majors

  • Biological and Medical Sciences, Business and Management, Foreign Languages and Literature, Humanities/ Pre-Law, Social Sciences 

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $70,502
About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown College, Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Law Center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies and McCourt School of Public Policy.

  • Georgetown has been a major destination for International Students from its first class, which was comprised of 20% residents of the West Indies
  • Georgetown received $212.3 million in research funding for FY 2017 
  • Georgetown has welcomed dignitaries from across the world, including U.S. Presidents from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama and Georgetown Law alumnus Bill Clinton
  • Georgetown’s sports teams are called the Hoyas. Supporters chant 'Hoya saxa' at sporting events, which is a combination of Greek and Latin meaning 'what rocks'
  • Famous alumni include William Jefferson Clinton, 43rd President of the United States; Bradley Cooper, American actor known for roles in films such as The Hangover and A Star is Born; Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1986 – 2016 
Kings alumni at Georgetown University

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