Georgetown University has released its admissions decisions for the Class of 2022 and what a year it was for the alma mater of Patrick Ewing, Dikembo Mutombo, and Alonzo Mourning. In all, 22,897 students submitted applications to Georgetown in the hope of becoming members of the Georgetown Class of 2022 (up from last year’s record-setting 21,459 applicants). As our regular readers may remember, it was a banner Early Action cycle for the university as well for the Class of 2022. Among all applicants (both Early Action and Regular Decision applicants), 14.5% ended up earning admission. This figure marks the lowest overall acceptance rate in Georgetown’s storied history.
Breakdown of Georgetown Class of 2022 Admits
As reports Jeff Cirillo in a piece about Georgetown’s Class of 2022 for “The Hoya,” “All four of Georgetown’s undergraduate schools saw an increase in applicants compared to last year. Georgetown College’s applicant pool increased to 13,809 applicants from 12,920; the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s pool rose to 4,166 from 3,994; the McDonough School of Business pool increased to 3,422 from 3,283 and the School of Nursing and Health Studies pool rose to 1,500 from 1,268…At Georgetown, the average SAT scores of admitted students this year were the highest ever: 725 on the evidence-based reading and writing section and 742 on math…Of this year’s applicants who scored a perfect 800 on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section, less than half were admitted.”
And why does Georgetown’s admissions dean believe applications are up this year? As Cirillo reports, “Georgetown admissions officers believe a surge in youth political engagement since the 2016 presidential election has attracted more students to the university’s location in Washington, D.C.” We don’t doubt it! Of those students who earned admission to the university, they hail from all 50 states in our union as well as from 81 nations around the world. 19% of admitted students identify as Asian, 12% identify as black, and 12% identify as Hispanic — figures that are all slightly up this year as compared to last year. 11% of admits will be the first in their families to attend college, a coveted group among all highly selective colleges.
Congratulations to all students who earned admission to Georgetown University’s Class of 2022!