Georgetown University

Georgetown Fast Facts

As the nation’s oldest Catholic University, conveniently located in the District of Columbia, Georgetown University offers its students the dynamic combination of accessible and prominent faculty, an extensive curriculum, and an exciting and culturally appealing location. Opportunities to complement the on-campus experience through internships, study abroad programs, and community service abound.

Georgetown University is situated overlooking the Potomac River just a few minutes from downtown Washington. The majority of students live on campus in the numerous traditional residence halls, but some students choose to live in the townhouses and apartments surrounding campus. Student organizations on campus include religious groups, media outlets, and student government associations. The Georgetown Hoyas are part of NCAA’s Division I and are well known for their dominant men’s basketball team, which maintains a fierce rivalry with Syracuse and plays most home games at the Verizon Center, also home to the Washington Wizards. The popular chant “hoya saxa,” ancient Greek for “what rocks,” gained prominence in 1920 and—contrary to popular belief—has nothing to do with Georgetown’s mascot, Jack the Bulldog.

Georgetown comprises four undergraduate schools and three graduate and professional schools, including the highly ranked Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Law Center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Public Policy Institute. Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service also offers well-regarded graduate programs. The neighborhood of Georgetown surrounding the university’s campus houses high-end shopping, restaurants, and bars. Notable alumni include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, journalist Maria Shriver, and Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing. The famous “Exorcist steps” used in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist are located just below Georgetown’s campus.

Counselor’s Notes:

Georgetown was on our 2013 Intersession College Tour.  

Basic Facts

Location:  Washington, DC

Number of Undergraduates:  7,500

Percentage of Black students:  7%

Percentage of Latino students:  9%

Overall 4 year graduation rate:  87.8%

Overall 5 year graduation rate: 92.5%

4 year Black female graduation rate: 90%

4 year Black male graduation rate:  65%

4 year Latino graduation rate: 86%

4 year Latina graduation rate: 71%

North Lawndale Alumni graduates: 0

North Lawndale Alumni persistence rate (returning to school beyond 4 semesters): N/A

Average % of financial need met: 100%

Total cost of attendance:  $60,388

Average indebtedness at graduation:  $25,000

Admission Contact:  Office of Multicultural Recruitment

Alumni Network Contact:

Areas of Study

Undergraduate Application for Admission

Academic Support/Admissions Programs:

Center for Multicultural Equity and Access  supports students of color in a variety of ways.  If you are looking for…

  • Someone to talk to about personal issues or concerns
  • Advice on courses, majors, careers or navigating the university administration
  • A chance to explore diversity issues
  • An opportunity to help DC students prepare for college
  • A chance to welcome and/or host prospective Georgetown students
  • Affordable options for textbooks, printing, or summer housing
  • Friendly faces, comfortable sofas, and a place to call home…
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