Some Georgetown Students and Professors Rally Against Tests in Admissions

As our loyal readers know all too well, “test-optional” policies at universities mean about as much as a $50 gift card on a Black Friday purchase of $1,000 or more at a Five-and-Dime store. Who is purchasing $1,000 worth of goods at a Five-and-Dime? Sorry, we just had to vent … 

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Georgetown Admission Figures

Georgetown University isn’t exactly a trendsetter in highly selective college admissions. Years after America’s elite colleges began notifying applicants of their admissions decisions electronically, this past March, Georgetown finally decided to stop snail mailing decisions. Yes, it took a worldwide pandemic for Georgetown’s Dean of Admissions Charles Deacon, a lion … 

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A Favorite Son of Georgetown

Regular readers of our college admissions blog know why we write about college basketball from time to time. As a general rule of thumb, the further a team advances in March Madness, the more applications the school tends to receive the subsequent admissions cycle. And so we would be remiss … 

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Georgetown University Class of 2023 Early Action Statistics

A new benchmark was set for Georgetown University’s admissions office this fall. In all, 7,802 students applied Early Action to Georgetown this cycle — a figure down from last Early Action cycle’s all-time high of 8,387 applicants. But of the students who applied this Early Action cycle, only 919 earned … 

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Georgetown Class of 2022

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 … 

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Georgetown Class of 2022 Early Action Statistics

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 … 

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Georgetown Admits

We’ve written extensively over the last 14 months about Georgetown’s acknowledgement of the university’s past ties to slavery. Some months ago, it was announced that the university would consider the descendants of the men, women, and children who were slaves at Georgetown as legacies — meaning that these young people would have … 

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Georgetown Class of 2021

The data is in for the Georgetown Class of 2021 and we’ve got it for our readers — although we did report early word on these numbers before Regular Decision notifications went out. In all, between Early Action and Regular Decision, 21,465 students submitted applications to the alma mater of … 

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The Atonement of Georgetown

Back in April, we shared the story published in “The New York Times” of Georgetown University’s ties with the slave trade. Georgetown of course is not the only highly selective American university to have ties with slavery. Other institutions have previously acknowledged these ties, while still other institutions that have … 

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The Roots of Georgetown

There’s a wonderful piece in “The New York Times” today written by Rachel L. Swarns. The piece focuses on Georgetown University’s ties in the nineteenth century to slavery. Now of course Georgetown was not the only American university whose history is intertwined with the slave trade. Brown University, Columbia University, … 

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