Georgetown University

1,050 reviews
  1. Washington, DC
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Georgetown University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
37th and O St NW
Washington, DC 20057

Georgetown University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
17%
SAT Range
1320-1520
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,786/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,638/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,932/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,020/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,967/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,481/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,226Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Driven
    60%
  • Determined
    14%
  • Passionate
    14%
  • Competitive
    9%
  • Unique
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.52 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Challenging
    43%
  • Competitive
    33%
  • Inspiring
    15%
  • Dynamic
    8%
  • Depressing
    3%

After Georgetown University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$83,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
98%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

Reviews

1,050 reviews
  • Excellent
    215
  • Very Good
    391
  • Average
    358
  • Poor
    57
  • Terrible
    29
On the varsity level, Georgetown sports teams are successful. Spanning a wide range of sports, from soccer to sailing, Hoyas are competitive on the national level. In terms of the two big college sports, football and basketball, Georgetown has a weak football team, but a perennially strong basketball team. Sure, we haven't been to the final four since 2007, but making March Madness is usually a sure bet. More importantly, people really care about the team, and that's what makes the games fun! Facilities are pretty good too. There is a new varsity athletic facility under construction, which will be good for varsity teams and will hopefully take some traffic away from Yates, the main campus gym.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
I decided to go to Georgetown University last summer to see if it would be an eligible college for me to attend. As I walked in I was extremely surprised to see how beautiful and bright the campus was. While taking the tour the students leading it seemed very smart, knowledgeable and very welcoming. The environment of the campus seemed safe and very friendly. There is so much tradition in the school that brings it to life and has a lot of memories for students. The traditions of the school show how much students love their college experience. Overall, the school gives off a very fun yet educational experience to all students and seem to be very accepting of those who go to the school. If any student was debating whether or not to come to this school I would encourage them to apply.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago
When I first came to Georgetown, I was very excited but not exactly sold. After my first semester, however, I can say that my experience has been fantastic. I have run through the different match-ups in my head, and here is my case for why Georgetown provides the best undergraduate experience. No other school has a better combination of location, academics, and social life. First, the school's location in DC is amazing; whereas my sister has to have car to "do anything fun" at her university in a traditional college town, I have unlimited options that are only a walk or ride away. Second, the academics here are equally superb, and I have felt challenged and interested in every class I have taken so far. Finally, at Georgetown, along with the quality location and outstanding academics, there is a vibrant social life, driven by the outgoing nature of the students, Hoya basketball, and the nightlife of DC.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago