While Georgetown University hasn’t yet sent out notifications to its Regular Decision applicants, early word is out for the RD pool of the Georgetown Class of 2021. In all, 21,459 students applied to be Hoyas — not including Early Action applicants (there were 19,997 applicants if you combine the Georgetown Early Action and Regular Decision pools). The university’s admissions office is anticipating an admit rate of about 15%, which would be down from its 16.4% admit rate for the Georgetown Class of 2020. This follows an Early Action cycle in which Georgetown offered admission to 11.9% of applicants of the 7,822 students who applied to the Jesuit institution.
As reports Christian Paz in a piece entitled “Class of 2021 Application Rate Increases to All-Time High” in “The Hoya,” “According to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon (CAS ’64, GRD ’69), the incoming freshman class is expected to increase slightly from 1,580 to 1,600 students. Deacon said based on the 1600 SAT score scale, the average critical reading score and math score for the applicant pool rose by about 16 points, translating to a more competitive applicant pool. The number of first-generation college students who submitted regular decision applications increased this year, making up 11 to 12 percent of total applications. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions plans to send out decisions for the regular decision cycle beginning the week of March 27 for applicants to receive their letters by April 1.”
Good luck to all students who applied for admission to the Georgetown Class of 2021, to the alma mater of the great basketball player and even greater humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo. We hope the admissions office won’t be wagging their finger at you anytime soon.