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
  • 11 months ago
Top Notch – Georgetown focuses on the global perspective. The School of Foreign Service is known as one of the best International Affairs programs in the country. The School of Nursing and health Studies offers cool majors like Global Health. All students in the College must take two semesters of non-U.S. history. Strong programs in the college include Government, History, and Languages and Linguistics. Taking classes with Jesuits is always an experience!

Most of the courses at Georgetown are really good, but just like any other school, there are bad professors. Classes tend to have about 30 students or fewer, but intro classes can have up to 300. Registration can be a bit of a pain, but students tend to get into most of the classes they want. And although there are some quirky classes like Knights of Old and Harry Potter and Philosophy of Star Trek, more traditional classes seem to dominate.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 20 2012
THe current review of Georgetown University is completely out of context. Comparing Georgetown to a Sate School was insane. Why would Georgetown have a very competitive admissions process. Georgetown students are not at Georgetown because they did not get into Berkley, because Georgetown ranks higher than Berkley! Enough Said. Please review again, because the current information is just ridiculous, it makes no sense, and its way off of what Georgetown University is, and what it has to offer to students. Especially what it offers to students in the Government department, not to mention the School Of Foreign Service.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 23 2010