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Georgetown Class of 2018 Includes 12 Percent of First-Generation

April 3, 2014 - A total of 3,232 students were accepted from about 19,500 applications to Georgetown this year for the Class of 2018.

The acceptance rate for the new class is 16.6 percent, slightly lower than the 17 percent rate for the Class of 2017.

Of particular note is the number of first-generation college students in the admitted class, which, like last year, is 12 percent.

“The class just admitted reflects the increasing diversity of America in many ways,” says Charles Deacon, dean of admissions.  “We are making progress when it comes to socioeconomic diversity through the fundraising efforts of the 1789 Scholarship Imperative and the support network of the Georgetown Scholarship Program, better known as GSP, especially targeting first-generation college students. “

“Our success going forward will depend on the increasing commitment of our alumni and friends to supporting these critical programs,” he adds.

Students have until May 1 to accept enrollment.

Deacon says that Georgetown’s need-blind admissions policies continue to guarantee that eligible students are admitted without regard to their ability to pay.

Under the policy, students with demonstrated financial need are able to attend the university through a mixture of scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.

The average admitted student for the Class of 2018 is in the top 3 percent of his or her high school class. The middle 50 percent range of accepted students’ combined SAT Critical Reading and math score was 680-770.

The admitted class continues to show greater diversity, reflecting the ongoing changes in the nation. 

About 17.3 percent Asian American, 12 percent Hispanic and 10 percent African American. About 8 percent were foreign nationals. Women make up 56 percent of applicants.

Admitted students represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 64 countries.

The university offers a nonbinding Early Action program that lets students know if they are admitted by December 15.

A total of 6,749 students applied for Early Action admission for the 2018 class, with 954 admitted and the rest deferred.