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IPEDS ID: 131496
OPE ID: 00144500
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Georgetown University
37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057-0001
General information:  (202) 687-0100
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,858 (7,595 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,4861,013
Research and public service3275
Total graduate assistants-611
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$41,393$42,870$44,805$46,7444.3%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,050$13,312$13,620$14,0243.0%
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$58,125$59,900$62,179$64,5403.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid181451%————
Grant or scholarship aid66242%$24,092,084$36,393
Federal grants21013%$1,193,283$5,682
Pell grants20713%$883,347$4,267
Other federal grants785%$309,936$3,974
State/local government grant or scholarships282%$23,904$854
Institutional grants or scholarships65041%$22,874,897$35,192
Student loan aid42527%$2,665,123$6,271
Federal student loans41226%$1,523,417$3,698
Other student loans493%$1,141,706$23,300
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,20642%$108,389,231$33,808
Pell grants99113%$4,180,871$4,219
Federal student loans2,07927%$10,992,959$5,288
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$25,993$25,814$25,786
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$9,122$10,197$9,638
$30,001 – $48,000$11,984$10,990$12,932
$48,001 – $75,000$15,639$15,885$17,020
$75,001 – $110,000$24,020$27,224$23,967
$110,001 and more$42,196$44,727$43,481
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment17,858
Undergraduate enrollment7,595
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment148
Graduate enrollment10,263
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 14%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 94%
25 and over: 6%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 1%
Out-of-state: 90%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants19,5058,02411,481
Percent admitted17%18%17%
Percent admitted who enrolled47%48%46%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading660760
SAT Math660760
ACT Composite3033
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 80 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 95%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 90%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 94%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 91%
6-year: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 95%
Female: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 95%
Black or African American: 91%
Hispanic/Latino: 96%
White: 95%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 98%
Non-resident alien: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-0---
Category total-0---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization21----
East Asian Studies-17---
Italian Studies-2---
Latin American Studies-30---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-28---
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies-14---
Western European Studies-18---
Women's Studies4----
Category total25109---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-0---
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other-1---
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other-0---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3016--
Biomedical Sciences, General3800--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-00--
Environmental Biology8----
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-21--3
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other-10---
Microbiology and Immunology-81--
Molecular Biochemistry-563--
Neurobiology and Anatomy19----
Oncology and Cancer Biology-1210--
Physiology, General-2344--
Category total10842431-3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General14431---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-56---
Finance, General1450d---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-39---
Information Resources Management16----
International Business/Trade/Commerce3133---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General52----
Real Estate-79---
Category total299638d---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management-125---
Category total-152---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science138---
Information Technology Project Management-50---
Category total1358---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-5---
Category total-5---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General9422---
Category total9422---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature910--
Chinese Language and Literature6----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General11----
Comparative Literature2----
French Language and Literature16----
German Language and Literature430--
Italian Language and Literature4----
Japanese Language and Literature2----
Portuguese Language and Literature1----
Russian Language and Literature4----
Spanish Language and Literature1487--
Category total933118--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management2420---
International Public Health/International Health2201--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-4---
Medical Scientist-3d---
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist---1-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies---20-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse106248d0--
Category total152275d19721-
History, General33612--
History, Other-11---
Category total331712--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-0---
Category total-0---
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-1474--
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-27---
Health Law-16---
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law-76---
International Law and Legal Studies-48---
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-0---
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-0---
Tax Law/Taxation-162---
Category total-476629--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies2----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies33936--
Category total35936--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics-29---
Mathematics, General34----
Category total3429---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences43----
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1----
Museology/Museum Studies-14---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution031---
Science, Technology and Society5665---
Category total100110---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-140---
Category total-140---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Islamic Studies--2--
Religion/Religious Studies6----
Religion/Religious Studies, Other-14--
Category total221013--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General101411--
Physics, General714--
Category total171515--
Psychology, General7624--
Category total7624--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-222---
Category total-222---
Social Sciences
American Government and Politics (United States)-9---
Applied Economics-53---
Development Economics and International Development-38---
Economics, General691612--
International Economics42----
International Relations and Affairs265228---
Political Economy65----
Political Science and Government, General1823718--
Category total66338130--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation12----
Art/Art Studies, General7----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General8----
Music, General3----
Category total30----
Grand total1,7943,209955213
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Nearly all of our degree programs have some level of Yellow Ribbon Program support for eligible students who are using the Post 9/11 GI Bill.Transfer of military credits is dependent upon degree program and is subject to approval of academic deans.The GU Veterans Office is available to help with any issues our military/veteran students may have. GU recognizes 4 student groups that specifically support military/veteran students. GU's School of Continuing Studies is a member of SOC.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 113
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 409
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 33
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $16,478
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,131
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,875
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,223
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 92%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined10984
Field Hockey21
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)1/1/1921 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses5/23/1974 - 5/1/1980Accredited
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses5/1/1980 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1924 -  Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs11/1/1993 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration1/1/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/3/2003 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/1/1999 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels5/20/1995 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1949 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations600
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible346
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault282
Motor vehicle theft001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible243
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate0.6%0.9%1.3%
Number in default212939
Number in repayment3,3733,0782,941
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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