Sunday, February 5, 2012

Georgetown University

Georgetown is a private Jesuit university in Washington, D.C. The school's location in the capital has contributed to its sizable international student population, and the popularity of the International Relations major. Bill Clinton stands out among Georgetown's notable alumni. Over half of Georgetown students take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities, and the university recently opened a campus in Qatar. For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Georgetown was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. On the athletic front, the Georgetown Hoyas compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Admissions Data (2010):

Enrollment (2010):

  • Total Enrollment: 16,937 (7,579 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2010 - 11):

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,203
  • Books: $1,184 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,758
  • Other Expenses: $2,340
  • Total Cost: $56,485

Georgetown University Financial Aid (2009 - 10):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 59%
  • Georgetown Scholarships (
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 33%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,876
    • Loans: $5,372

Most Popular Majors:

English, Finance, International Relations, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 89%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 93%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Georgetown University Mission Statement:

mission statement from "Georgetown is a Catholic and Jesuit, student-centered research university.
Established in 1789 in the spirit of the new republic, the University was founded on the principle that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding. We embody this principle in the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, our commitment to justice and the common good, our intellectual openness, and our international character.
An academic community dedicated to creating and communicating knowledge, Georgetown provides excellent undergraduate, graduate, and professional education in the Jesuit tradition for the glory of God and the well-being of humankind.
Georgetown educates women and men to be reflective lifelong learners, to be responsible and active participants in civic life, and to live generously in service to others."

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