Georgetown University Accepts 12% to the Class of 2028

30/05/202420 minute read
Georgetown University Accepts 12% to the Class of 2028

Georgetown University accepted 12% of applicants for the undergraduate Class of 2028, making this year’s rate slightly more competitive than last year.  Overall, the university received  26,170 total applicants and accepted 3,226. The university has seen steady interest despite never going test-optional during the Covid pandemic.

Georgetown University’s Overall Admissions Rate

Georgetown University has announced admission statistics for the Class of 2028. A total of 26,170 students applied and the university extended offers to 3,226, yielding a 12% overall acceptance rate at Georgetown this year.

This year's Georgetown acceptance rate marks a slight decrease from last year’s 13% admissions rate.

Georgetown also saw a 2.5% increase in the number of applicants and a  3% decrease in the number of admission offers, compared to last year, explaining the lower acceptance rate this year. During the past five years, admissions rates at Georgetown have been as high as 15.5% (Class of 2024), and as low as 11.7% (Class of 2025).

Clearly, Georgetown's recent admissions statistics highlight the school's steady appeal despite continuing to require SAT/ACT scores from all applicants, into and through the pandemic. These data also align with some larger admissions trends at the Ivies and at other top-tier universities.

Georgetown University's Class of 2028 Acceptance Rates
Number of ApplicationsAccepted StudentsAcceptance Rate
Early Action8,45488110.3%
Regular Decision17,7162,34513.2%

Georgetown's acceptance rate statistics have changed only slightly from last year, with both Early Action (EA) and Overall rates dropping about 1% and the Regular Decision (RD) remaining steady.

Acceptance Rates for Specialized Programs

Among the various academic schools and programs, acceptance rates hovered between 11% and 15%, similar to overall acceptance rate figures at Georgetown over the past five years.

  • McDonough School of Business: 11%
  • College of Arts & Sciences: 12%
  • Walsh School of Foreign Service: 15%
  • School of Health: 12%
  • School of Nursing: 15%
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Class of 2028 Regular Decision Acceptance Rate

Unlike many other top-tier schools, there's a higher acceptance rate for Regular Decision (RD) applicants than for early-round applicants at Georgetown.

Georgetown's RD acceptance rate for the Class of 2028 is 13.2%, a fractional drop from 13.3% for the Class of 2027. The Early Action (EA) rate, by comparison, is lower, at 10.3% this year.

RD applicants to Georgetown numbered 17,716, about 68% of the total applicants, similar to last year.

Georgetown's Regular Decision Acceptance Statistics
Class of RD ApplicationsRD AcceptedRD Acceptance Rate

Class of 2028 Early Action Acceptance Rate

In the EA round, Georgetown reported making admissions offers to 881 students, out of a total of 8,584 EA applicants, yielding a very competitive 10.3% EA acceptance rate.

This year's EA round saw EA applications increasing by 4.7% compared to last year, contributing to a 1.5% drop in the EA acceptance, down from 11.8% last year.

In all, early-round applications made up about 32% of the total first-year applications Georgetown received for the Class of 2028.

It's worth noting that while applying early can give you a statistical advantage at many of the most competitive schools, Georgetown appears to be an exception. Over the past several years EA acceptance rates have been several percentage points lower than RD acceptance rates at Georgetown, highlighting that applying EA to Georgetown isn't likely to give you a statistical advantage overall, even though it will put you in a smaller pool of applicants.

Georgetown's Early Action Acceptance Statistics
Class ofEA ApplicationsEA AcceptedEA Acceptance Rate

Georgetown University's acceptance rate reflects a wider trend toward increasingly competitive admissions at Ivy League schools and other top-ranked non-Ivies. Let's zoom in on the important trends at Georgetown and what they mean for prospective applicants.

  • Steady Appeal: Over the past five years, many top-ranked schools saw surging application numbers after going test optional in the wake of the pandemic. Georgetown however has maintained its test-mandatory policy throughout, but experienced a steep jump in applicants for its Class of 2025, up nearly 30% from corresponding figures for the Class of 2024. In the past three years this strong interest in Georgetown has remained steady.
  • A Competitive Early Application Field: At best EA admissions rates have occasionally been on par with RD admission rates over the past few years, but in most of the past five years Georgetown EA admission rates have typically been lower or slightly lower than the RD rate.
  • Geographic Diversity: While Georgetown has struggled to promote robust racial diversity among in-coming students, it continues to attract and welcome students representing exceptional geographic diversity, across all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, and 94 different countries around the globe.
Georgetown's Acceptance Statistics Last 10 Years
Class of Total ApplicationsTotal AcceptedTotal Acceptance RateRD Acceptance RateEA Acceptance Rate
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What Kind of Student Gets into Georgetown?

It's clear that Georgetown has a high bar for admission, so students applying to the school will typically need to present a remarkable record of rigorous academic achievements and a profile with outstanding extracurriculars.

According to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon applicants to the Class of 2028 "are particularly attracted to the national and international reputation of the University and its students... and stress the University's commitment to social justice and frequently speak about the attraction of the Jesuit ideals of cura personalis."

Georgetown University has reportedly struggled to build a more racially diverse student body. For example, Hispanic students made up only 6% of the class of 2026, and African American/Black students only 4.9%. For this year’s incoming undergraduates, however, specific demographic data on the racial and ethnic identities will not be available until after students enroll.

Geographic Diversity

Alternately, Georgetown’s students do represent a broad geographic tapestry, with the Class of 2028 a mix of students from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Moreover, the university also welcomed international students from 94 countries, highlighting Georgetown's global perspectives.

Strong Academic Profile

The incoming cohort of undergraduates also boasts some academic prowess, as evidenced by some stellar standardized test scores, which have continued to be required at Georgetown even through the pandemic.

Those in the mid range (above the 25th percentile and below the 75th percentile) had combined SAT scores between 1,460 and 1,560 or ACT scores between 32 to 35, reflecting the exceptional academic caliber of Georgetown applicants.

How Crimson Can Help You Stand Out

Georgetown's highly competitive acceptance rates highlight how challenging it has become to gain entry into top universities. In this highly competitive landscape, seeking guidance from experienced college admissions advisors can offer a significant advantage.

Advisors offer personalized support informed by experience and insight, taking chance and guesswork out of the application process and helping you:

  • Craft a Compelling Narrative: They work with you to identify your unique strengths, passions, and experiences. This helps shape a cohesive application that showcases your potential to contribute to the Georgetown community.
  • Navigate Strategic Choices: Advisors can provide insights on application timing (early vs. regular), test score submission, and highlight areas where you can further boost your profile.
  • Excel in Every Aspect: From essay coaching to interview preparation, advisors ensure each application component is polished and demonstrates your preparedness for Georgetown's exceptionally rich academic and research environment.

Proven Success in a Competitive Landscape

Crimson Education has a track record of helping students achieve their admissions goals. This year alone, over 200 Crimson students were accepted to top US universities in the early round. Here's a breakdown of our early-round numbers:

  • 87 offers to the Ivy League.
  • 163 offers to the US Top 20, including offers to Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Rice, Vanderbilt, and University of Notre Dame.
  • 15% of Ivy League and 27% of top 20 early round applicants received offers to their dream schools.
  • 670+ offers to the US Top 50, including offers to NYU, University of Michigan, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, Emory, University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis.
  • 1000+ offers to each student’s first choice school.

Congratulations, Students! From Crimson Strategists