Georgetown University

country rank  64
world rank  88

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University Overview

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Washington (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), District of Columbia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Georgetown University (GU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Georgetown University (GU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 230 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym GU
Founded 1789
Motto Utraque Unum
Both into One
Colours Blue and gray

University Location

Address 37th and O Street NW
Washington (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
20057-0001 District of Columbia
United States
T +1 (202) 687 0100
F +1 (202) 687 6660

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 103 White-Gravenor Box 571002
Washington 20057-1002
+1 (202) 6873600

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Jesuit -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Georgetown University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019