Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Founded in 1789 by Father John Carroll, Georgetown University is a Jesuit private university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Georgetown is the oldest Roman Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown University has three campuses in Washington, D.C. They include:

  • The Law Center
  • The Medical Center
  • The Undergraduate campus

The main campus covers over 100 acres of land and includes more than 55 buildings, student residences and various athletic facilities. Georgetown comprises 4 undergraduate schools and 3 graduate and professional schools.

Georgetown's athletic teams are nicknamed The Hoyas. They own over 25 varsity teams and more than 15 club teams. Varsity teams participate in the NCAA's Division I. The most notable alum of the university is former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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Contacting Georgetown

Georgetown University
37th and O St NW
Washington , DC 20057
General Phone: (202) 687-0100

Georgetown Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,554American studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Russian studies, Western European studies, women's studies, linguistics, comparative literature, Chinese language, ...
Law1,001law, legal research
Business and Management665business management, business administration, accounting, finance, international business, CIO training, marketing
Science517biology, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, microbiology and immunology, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, ...
Family and Social Work194public policy analysis
Medicine189neuroscience, medicine, public health, health professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine151registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling90psychology
Medical Administration74health care administration, international public health
Mathematics37mathematics, probability and statistics
Religion and Philosophy35philosophy, religion
Art Studies16art studies
Computer Science and Engineering15computer science
Medical Support and Technology2radiation therapist, ophthalmic tech
Education and Teaching2ESL instruction
Drama and Performing Arts1stagecraft
Music0various music studies

Number of programs and degrees for Georgetown in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,73050
Master's degree1,88744
Doctor's degree10019
First-professional degree8262
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Georgetown Student Body

In 2007-2008, Georgetown had a total enrollment of 14,826 students (10,841 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 50%
Graduate 34%
First Professional 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 16%
20-21 21%
22-24 20%
25-29 26%
30-34 9%
35-39 3%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Georgetown Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

Georgetown Room and Board (2007)

Georgetown offers campus housing for 5,053 of its 10,841 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Washington, District of Columbia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other District of Columbia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Georgetown Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal620730
SAT Math630730
ACT Verbal2834
ACT Math2733
ACT Composite2832

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT23%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Georgetown Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,947
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,947
Room and board $ 12,753
Room charge $ 8,497
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,256
Books and supplies $ 1,125
Other expenses $ 2,375

Financial Aid:
Georgetown participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 144500)

Georgetown Faculty

Georgetown has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track8970
Non-tenured and not on tenure track247274

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$197,5322*
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$82,4766$72,394
No academic rankcalendar year24$92,16441$84,195
All faculty totalcalendar year38$114,66150$88,040

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year195$158,23264$148,438
Associate professoracademic year145$104,44494$96,814
Assistant professoracademic year53$84,32044$80,296
No academic rankacademic year133$79,740127$70,250
All faculty totalacademic year526$116,110329$94,393

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Georgetown Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Patriot League
Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7080150

Georgetown Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Arabic Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Western European Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Microbiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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% students on athletic fin. aid
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Male % of student body
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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
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