Georgetown University has released its admissions statistics for the Early Action pool of its Class of 2022. In all, 8,383 students applied Early Action to Georgetown this fall — marking the largest pool of Early Action applicants in Georgetown’s storied history. Of these 8,383 students who applied in the hope of earning admission to Georgetown, 1,002 got in. The Early Action acceptance rate for the Georgetown Class of 2022 thus stood at just below 12% (last year’s admit rate for the Class of 2021 was 11.9%). And while admitted students to Georgetown are not bound to attend the university since Early Action does not require a commitment, many of these students will indeed choose to become Hoyas.
Breakdown of the Georgetown Class of 2022 Early Action Admits
As reports Jeff Cirillo for “The Hoya” in a piece about Georgetown’s Class of 2022, “The Class of 2022 early applicant pool was 67 percent white, 10 percent black, 15 percent Asian-American and 11 percent Hispanic or Latinx, rates comparable to the previous year. Some applicants identified themselves by two or more races and are counted in more than one category. Of admitted students, 70 percent were white, 8 percent were black, 16 percent were Asian-American and 11 percent identified as Hispanic or Latinx. Admitted students came from 49 states — all except Idaho — and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands despite Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaging the Caribbean islands in September. The university also admitted students from 39 foreign countries. The state with the most applicants was California, followed by New York, Maryland and New Jersey. The application pool was not only the largest, but also one of the highest-achieving, according to [Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles] Deacon: The average admitted student was in the top 2 percent of their high school class with SAT scores ranging from 710-770 in reading and 720-790 in math.”
We happen to appreciate how forthright Georgetown’s admissions office is with respect to information about its incoming class. You see, we read quite a few releases from college admissions offices touting the breakdowns of admitted students based on geography, ethnicity, socio-economics, first-generation status, etc. It is rare when a college spells out which states are not represented by the incoming class. For a student journalist for “The Hoya” to write that Idaho is the only state not represented among admitted students to Georgetown’s Class of 2022 thus far, it means that Georgetown’s admissions office released this information. We love to know which states aren’t represented among admitted students at a college each year and we salute Georgetown and its Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon for sharing the information in defiance of common industry practice.
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