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January 5, 2022

Georgetown Class of 2026 Early Action Statistics

Georgetown had a record low Early Action admission rate for the Class of 2026 (photo credit: Patrickneil).

Another Early Action cycle at Georgetown University is in the books. In all, 8,832 students applied Early Action to Georgetown’s Class of 2026. Of these students, 881 earned admission. As compared to last year, for the Class of 2025, applications rose by 1.4% and the admission rate dropped by 0.79% to a 10% Early Action acceptance rate, a historic low for the institution. So in a year in which applications at most elite universities were the second highest ever — just not as high as last year — Georgetown defied the odds by setting new benchmarks in admissions under the leadership of longtime admissions czar Charles Deacon.

Breakdown of the Early Action Admits to the Georgetown Class of 2026

As Laetitia Haddad reports for The Hoya in a piece entitled “Class of 2026 Early Action Admission Rate Sets Record Low,” “Admitted students hail from 49 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 28 other countries, and the states with the most applicants were California with 920 applicants, New York with 692 applicants and New Jersey with 652 applicants, according to Deacon. The percentage of admitted students who are Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander increased from 44.4% last year to 45% for the class of 2026 early action cycle, according to Drew Allen, associate vice president of Institutional Data Analytics in the Office of Assessment and Decision Support. The university admitted 8.4% of all first-generation applicants, students whose parents do not have bachelor’s degrees, who applied during the early action cycle, according to Deacon.”

A Potential Rationale for the Increased Early Action Applications to Georgetown

And if you’re wondering why Georgetown saw an increase in Early Action applications this year while many other elite universities saw slight decreases in the Early round (though not all as a few others bucked the trend), Georgetown’s admissions czar attributes the trend to the fact that Georgetown has been offering in-person tours since late June whereas other elite institutions, like the Ivy League schools, have been closed to prospective students for in-person tours through much of that time period. It’s an assessment we happen to believe is quite logical. Leave it to old-school Charles Deacon, the man who refuses to join The Common Application, the man who only switched to notifying students of their decisions electronically due to the pandemic, the man who kept the campus open to prospective students and their families when other colleges closed their doors, to see an increase in applications this Early cycle. But of course!

Congratulations to all of Ivy Coach’s students who completed applications with us this year and applied EA to Georgetown’s Class of 2026. You all got in! We’re so proud of you.

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