Georgetown Attracts Strong Diverse Students For 2019

This year’s Early Action applicant pool fell slightly (-7%) from last year; we see this as a larger reflection on the pressure many applicants are feeling to commit to an Early Decision school, as opposed to a reflection on interest in Georgetown. On the other hand, the maintained strength that we saw in our Early Action pool serves as testament to the strength of the Georgetown brand. Looking ahead, our Regular Decision pool appears to be tracking higher than previous cycles, so we anticipate an increase in total applications come January.

The Early Action pool continued to reflect Georgetown’s commitment to enrolling a diverse class. This year’s pool was 11% Black/African-American, 13% Hispanic/Latino, 16% Asian-American, 8% International, and 1% Native American.

The academic quality of the pool was as strong as ever, making admissions committee decisions immensely difficult. We admitted 12% (919) of the 7,802 applicants. Students were admitted from 49 of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 41 foreign countries. Admitted students were, on average, in the top 5% of their class. The SAT Verbal middle-50% range for admitted students was 720-760, and the SAT Math middle-50% range was 740-790. The ACT continues to be popular, with almost half of our applicant pool taking the ACT. The ACT middle-50% range for admitted students was 33-35.

In the charts below, you will find additional statistics for this year’s Early Action pool, as well as Early Action application numbers by undergraduate program.

 2018 Early Action Results

  Georgetown College Walsh School of Foreign Service McDonough School of Business School of Nursing and Health Studies   Total  
Applied 4,478 1,576 1,112 636 7,802
Admitted 491 187 165 76 919
Admission Rate 11% 12% 15% 12% 12%
Percentile Class Rank* 95.9 96.1 95.3 94.6 95.7
SAT Verbal (mid-50%)* 720-770 730-770 710-760 710-760 720-760
SAT Math (mid-50%)* 730-790 730-790 740-790 730-790 740-790
33-35 33-35 33-35 33-34 33-35
Top Ten States/Regions
in Applicant Pool
Most Popular
Extracurricular Activities
California (746)
New York (656)
Foreign (645)
Maryland (586)
New Jersey (545)
Florida (403)
Massachusetts (393)
Virginia (392)
Texas (386)
Pennsylvania (369)
Community Service
National Honor Society
Speech & Debate
Model United Nations
Youth Religious Group
Student Government
Math/Science Club

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