Georgetown University - Black Enterprise

Georgetown University

Mailing Address: 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20057

Rank on 2008 List: 5

Rank on 2006 List: 21

Average GPA: N/A

Matriculation Rates of African American: 91%

Number of Students Enrolled: 6,630

Number of African American Students Enrolled: 467

Acceptance Rates: 21%

Average SAT scores: Reading: 650-750; Math: 650-740; Writing: N/A

Black Student Group: Black Students Alliance

Name of Summer Programs: None

Application Deadlines: January 1

Early Admissions Deadlines: N/A

Financial Aid Options/Deadlines: Feb. 1

Costs: Tuition: $38,122; Housing: $12,753; Books: $1,060

Greek Organizations: None

Admissions Q&A

Kamilah Holder

Admissions Officer/Coordinator of MultiCultural Recruitment

Who makes the admissions decisions and what do they look for in a successful candidate?

At our university, we have admissions committees that include Deans, professors, admissions officers and students who review applications. In evaluating applications, we are looking at the quality of a student’s work and to see that a student is taking a rigorous academic courseload while pursuing extracurricular activities and interests.

Is an admissions interview required?

We do require an interview, and it takes place in student’s hometown and is conducted by an alumnus who can also answer questions about life at Georgetown.

Are residents given priority over non-residents?

Our university is a private institution so we do not have a state residence preference.

What is the student teacher ratio?

The student to teacher ratio is 1 to 10.

What entrance exam do students have to take for college admissions?

We ask that students take the SAT I or the ACT and we don’t have a preference for either exam. We also strongly request that students take three SAT subject tests in any areas of their choosing, but it is not an application requirement.

How does the university weigh GPA, SAT, extracurricular activities, college essays, and recommendations during the application process?

Our process is an incredibly holistic one, where we look closely at a student’s high school record, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, college essays and recommendations to get a better sense of an individual and how they would contribute to our community.

What advice do you have for students who fall short of the minimum requirements, but still want to attend your school?

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