Georgetown University received 7,822 applications from students seeking Early Action admission to the Jesuit institution as members of the Class of 2021. 11.9% of the 7,822 Georgetown Early Action applicants received offers of admission. It marked the lowest Early Action admission rate in the university’s storied history. The Early action pool was significantly larger than last year, for the Class of 2020. Indeed, applications to Georgetown this Early cycle rose by 11%.
As reported by Aly Pachter for “The Hoya,” “Of the early applicants, 4,415 applied to Georgetown College and 502 were admitted at an 11.3 percent acceptance rate. 1,618 applied to the School of Foreign Service and 204 were admitted at 12.6 percent acceptance rate. 1,263 applied to the McDonough School of Business and 157 were accepted at a 12.4 percent acceptance rate. Finally, 526 applied to the School of Nursing and Health Studies and 68 were accepted at a 12.9 percent acceptance rate. This year’s application pool also marked an increase in students from minority groups from last year’s pool. The number of black student early action applicants rose 22 percent from 620 to 755. Applications from Latino students increased 25 percent from 792 to 989. Asian-American applicants rose 24 percent from 1025 to 1271. There was also an 8 percent increase of American Indian applicants.”
Those mark very significant year-to-year increases in the diversity of the incoming class. Georgetown has been in the news quite a bit this year — including a number of pieces that related to the school’s ties to the slave trade during the nineteenth century (and Georgetown’s decision to count the descendants of Georgetown’s slaves as legacy candidates). But we’re not sure this has anything to do with the major increases in diversity for the university’s incoming class. It very well could have had absolutely nothing to do with it. Congratulations to all students admitted to be members of the Georgetown Class of 2021!