Georgetown University (GU)

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Georgetown University can be found in Washington, DC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. GU has an enrollment of around 20,000 students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to GU. A score in the range of 1380 - 1550 on the SAT exam, or 31 - 35 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Georgetown University (GU) average GPA (3.82 - 4) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 10 percent of students who applied are admitted to the school. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Georgetown University (GU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 14%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Georgetown University (GU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Georgetown University was reported as 14.4% in Fall 2020 with over 22,800 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • GU ACT Scores: 31 - 35
  • GU Average GPA: 3.82 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Georgetown University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to GU is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Georgetown University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 16.8%
  • 2017-2018: 15.7%
  • 2018-2019: 14.5%
  • 2019-2020: 14.4%
  • Projected GU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 13.9%

How Does Georgetown University (GU) Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Georgetown University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
American University36.1%
Howard University36.1%
Catholic University of America85.4%
Bowie State University79.7%
University of Maryland-Baltimore County61.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Georgetown University (GU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading690 - 760
Math690 - 790
Total Score1380 - 1550
ACT®Score Range
English33 - 36
Math29 - 34
Composite Score31 - 35
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