Georgetown University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$57,384
3.51% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$30,710
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.775%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
16.8%
21,190 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
19,371
72.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
94.2%
1,484 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 (251 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (230 degrees), and General Finance (202 degrees).

In 2020, 7,467 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgetown University. 54.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,653 degrees), 6.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (591 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgetown University is $57,384, which is $28,755 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Georgetown University is $57,384, which is $28,755 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,710.

In 2020, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 24% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$57,384
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Georgetown University was $57,384. The cost of tuition at Georgetown University is $28,755 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$30,710
2020 Value
7.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Georgetown University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,710. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Georgetown University grew by 7.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,466
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Georgetown University was of $16,466 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.89% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
24%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Georgetown University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 2.38% with respect to 2019, 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.
0.775%
2018 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Georgetown University was 0.775%, which represents 25 out of the 3226 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 21,190 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.91% annual decline. Out of those 21,190 applicants, 3,561 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 16.8% acceptance rate.

There were 19,371 students enrolled at Georgetown University in 2020, and 75% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Georgetown University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

16.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,561
Accepted Out of 21,190

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Georgetown University was 16.8% (3,561 admissions from 21,190 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 14.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.91%, while admissions grew by 8.93%.

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SAT Scores

75%
Submission Percentage
1,196
Scores Submitted

75% of enrolled first-time students at Georgetown University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Georgetown University has a total enrollment of 19,371 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgetown University is 14,022 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,349. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at Georgetown University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Georgetown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.6% White, 9.78% Asian, 8.12% Hispanic or Latino, 7.13% Black or African American, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0981% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Georgetown University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (22.6%) and Asian Female (7.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.8%), followed by White Male (22.2%) and Asian Female (5.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Georgetown University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,371 students. The full-time enrollment at Georgetown University is 14,022 and the part-time enrollment is 5,349. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at Georgetown University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
2020 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 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    9,036
  2. Asian
    1,894
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,573

The enrolled student population at Georgetown University is 46.6% White, 9.78% Asian, 8.12% Hispanic or Latino, 7.13% Black or African American, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.124% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0981% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 1,335 students (6.89%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 687 more women than men received degrees from Georgetown University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Georgetown University is white (3,653 degrees awarded). There were 6.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (591 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Georgetown University is International Relations & Affairs (251 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (230 degrees) and General Finance (202 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 (1,359 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (79 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (175 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 (1,359 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (79 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (175 degrees), Social Sciences (1,251 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 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 (1,359 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (79 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (175 degrees), Social Sciences (1,251 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 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 (1,359 degrees awarded), Applied Sciences (79 degrees), Cultural & Gender Studies (175 degrees), Social Sciences (1,251 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 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. 251 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 230 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 202 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Georgetown University was International Relations & Affairs with 251 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,390
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,077
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,390 degrees were awarded to men at Georgetown University, which is 0.831 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,077).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 313 degrees were awarded to men at Georgetown University in Law, which is 0.824 times less than the 380 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 380 degrees were awarded to women at Georgetown University in Law, which is 1.21 times more than the 313 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

89%
100% Completion Time
94%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 89% of students graduating from Georgetown University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 95% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (96.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Georgetown University is Female and White (96.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.876% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,653 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    591 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    565 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Georgetown University is white (3,653 degrees awarded). There were 6.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (591 degrees).

4.37% of degree recipients (326 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,911 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,742 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    349 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Georgetown University is white female (1,911 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,742 degrees).

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Operations

Georgetown University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.86B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $112M (6.03%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Georgetown University had a total salary expenditure of $1.55B. Georgetown University employs 400 No academic ranks, 360 Professors, and 206 Associate professors. Most academics at Georgetown University are Male Professors (226), Female No academic ranks(213), and Male No academic ranks (187).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgetown University are: Management, with 958 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 473 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 441 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.86B
2020 Endowment
2.26%
growth from 2019

Georgetown University has an endowment valued at about $1.86B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Georgetown University grew 2.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.56B 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. $124M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $3.98M - Local

As of 2020, Georgetown University received $124M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $3.98M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$607M
2020 Salaries
6.75%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Georgetown University paid a median of $607M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($1.55B) and a 6.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.61% growth from 2018 and a 3.31% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$161M
Instructional Salaries
1,071
Number of Employees

In 2020, Georgetown University paid a total of $161M to 1,071 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
400 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
958 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Georgetown University were No academic rank with 400 employees; Professor with 360 employees; and Professor with 206 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Georgetown University were Management with 958 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 473 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 441 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Georgetown University was Male Professor with 226 employees, Female No academic rank with 213 employees, and Male No academic rank with 187 employees.

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