Georgetown University


Georgetown University is a private research university based in Washington, D.C. With around 7,000 undergraduate and over 8,000 post-graduate students of various religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, Georgetown University is ranked 22 among all national universities by U.S. News according to data of the year 2012. Having a world reputation, this university has students from around 130 countries. The acceptance rate of this university is 20.1%.

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States, which has a 104-acre campus. The main campus of this university, formed by the undergraduate campus and Medical Center, is located in Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood. The university also has a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Georgetown University offers degrees in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate’s programs. According to data of the year 2010, the average freshman retention rate is 96%, which is without doubt a satisfying number and averagely as many as 87% of the students in this university finished their four years’ study and managed to graduate with a degree.

The mission of Georgetown University is:

Established in 1789 in the spirit of the new republic, the university was founded on the principle that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding. We embody this principle in the diversity of our students, faculty and staff, our commitment to justice and the common good, our intellectual openness and our international character.


Georgetown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is reaccredited every decade.


Georgetown University has eight schools:

  • Georgetown College
  • McDonough School of Business
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Law Center
  • School of Medicinen
  • School of Continuing Studies
  • School of Nursing & Health Studies

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. International Relations and Affairs
  2. Finance
  3. Political Science and Government

The university is ranked NO.22 among all national universities by US News.

With the student-faculty ratio being 11:1 and 61.0% of all classes having less than 20 students, Georgetown University has enough professors for students so that every one of them can be well instructed.


Applicants for the university are required to provide either their SAT or ACT scores before January 10 and admission interview is required. Applications must be submitted before January 10 and the application fee is USD 65. Working and volunteering experiences usually give applicants extra advantages.


The tuition and fees for year 2011-2012 are USD 41,393 and the room and board fee is USD 13,260. Students averagely spend USD 1,200 on books and supplies.

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