Georgetown University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,440
3.59% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$28,442
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.03%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
14.4%
22,764 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
19,593
76.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
94.1%
1,474 Graduates

About

Georgetown University is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Georgetown University were International Relations & Affairs (244 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (219 degrees), and General Finance (217 degrees).

In 2019, 7,354 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgetown University. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,600 degrees), 5.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (611 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgetown University is $55,440, which is $26,940 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgetown University is $55,440, which is $26,940 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,442.

In 2019, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,440
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Georgetown University was $55,440. The cost of tuition at Georgetown University is $26,940 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$28,442
2019 Value
0.235%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Georgetown University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,442. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Georgetown University grew by 0.235%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,850
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgetown University was of $15,850 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.7% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
25%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Georgetown University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.03%
2017 Default Rate
32
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Georgetown University was 1.03%, which represents 32 out of the 3094 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Georgetown University received 22,764 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.472% annual decline. Out of those 22,764 applicants, 3,269 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 14.4% acceptance rate.

There were 19,593 students enrolled at Georgetown University in 2019, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgetown University has an overall enrollment yield of 48.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

14.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,269
Accepted Out of 22,764

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgetown University was 14.4% (3,269 admissions from 22,764 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 14.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −0.472%, while admissions declined by −1.54%.

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SAT Scores

76%
Submission Percentage
1,199
Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at Georgetown University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgetown University has a total enrollment of 19,593 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgetown University is 14,908 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,685. This means that 76.1% of students enrolled at Georgetown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgetown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.6% White, 8.81% Asian, 7.84% Hispanic or Latino, 6.97% Black or African American, 3.16% Two or More Races, 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Georgetown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Asian Female (6.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (22.1%), followed by White Female (21.6%) and Asian Female (4.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgetown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,593 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgetown University is 14,908 and the part-time enrollment is 4,685. This means that 76.1% of students enrolled at Georgetown University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Georgetown University was 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Georgetown University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,319
  2. Asian
    1,727
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,536

The enrolled student population at Georgetown University is 47.6% White, 8.81% Asian, 7.84% Hispanic or Latino, 6.97% Black or African American, 3.16% Two or More Races, 0.107% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,352 students (6.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 496 more women than men received degrees from Georgetown University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgetown University is white (3,600 degrees awarded). There were 5.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (611 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgetown University is International Relations & Affairs (244 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (219 degrees) and General Finance (217 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Georgetown University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (1,285 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (47 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (144 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Physicians (413,277 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (350,091 people), Other managers (311,045 people), Postsecondary teachers (214,731 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (167,122 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,285 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (47 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (144 degrees), Social Sciences (1,219 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (154 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,285 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (47 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (144 degrees), Social Sciences (1,219 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (154 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Georgetown University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (520,738 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (499,173 people), Elementary & secondary schools (456,655 people), Legal services (282,996 people), and Offices of physicians (222,277 people).

The most specialized majors at Georgetown University are Legal (1,285 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (47 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (144 degrees), Social Sciences (1,219 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (154 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Georgetown University.
Most Common
  1. 244 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 219 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 217 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgetown University was International Relations & Affairs with 244 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,429
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,925
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,429 degrees were awarded to men at Georgetown University, which is 0.874 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,925).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 375 degrees were awarded to men at Georgetown University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.98 times more than the 189 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 335 degrees were awarded to women at Georgetown University in Law, which is 1.03 times more than the 325 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

90%
100% Completion Time
95%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 90% of students graduating from Georgetown University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 95% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgetown University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.83% of graduates (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,600 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    611 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    518 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgetown University is white (3,600 degrees awarded). There were 5.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (611 degrees).

5.19% of degree recipients (382 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,810 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,790 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    339 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Georgetown University is white female (1,810 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,790 degrees).

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Operations

Georgetown University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.82B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Georgetown University had a total salary expenditure of $1.47B. Georgetown University employs 403 No academic ranks, 346 Professors, and 211 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgetown University are Male Professors (219), Female No academic ranks(212), and Male No academic ranks (191).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgetown University are: Management, with 941 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 490 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 436 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.82B
2019 Endowment
2.99%
growth from 2018

Georgetown University has an endowment valued at about $1.82B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgetown University grew 2.99% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.51B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $121M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $4.29M - Local

As of 2019, Georgetown University received $121M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $4.29M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$568M
2019 Salaries
3.61%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Georgetown University paid a median of $568M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($1.47B) and a 3.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.31% growth from 2017 and a 6.4% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$157M
Instructional Salaries
1,053
Number of Employees

In 2019, Georgetown University paid a total of $157M to 1,053 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
403 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
941 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgetown University were No academic rank with 403 employees; Professor with 346 employees; and Professor with 211 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgetown University were Management with 941 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 490 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 436 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. Male No academic rank

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgetown University was Male Professor with 219 employees, Female No academic rank with 212 employees, and Male No academic rank with 191 employees.

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