16.6 percent accepted for the Class of 2018

The chart above reflects the percentage of students accepted who selected each race/ethnicity; the numbers, therefore, add up to more than 100 percent as students may select more than one race/ethnicity.

Out of 19,501 applicants this year, 3,232 were sent Georgetown’s infamously small acceptance letter, placing the acceptance rate at 16.6 percent, down from last year’s 17.1 percent, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon.

Students were accepted from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. International students hail from 64 countries. Of the 16.6 percent accepted overall, 56.6 percent identify as female. Once again, boys, the ratio is in your favor.

In terms of ethnicity, 10.4 percent of the accepted pool identify as African American, a minimal increase from 10.3 percent in 2013. 17.3 percent identify as Asian American, up from 17.1 percent, and 11.9 percent as Hispanic, up from 11.7, Deacon told VoxFirst generation students constitute 12 percent, making their mothers and fathers very proud.

With an SFS acceptance rate of 17.5 percent (down from 18.7 percent), SFS-ers pouted at the fact that they are still not the most selective school on campus. That title goes to the MSB, with an acceptance rate of 16 percent, a number higher than last year’s 15.7 percent. The College admitted 16.4 percent, similar to last year’s acceptance rate. The NHS admitted 17.5 percent, down from 17.7 percent.

Deacon said the average student accepted was in the top 2.8 percent of his or her class.The SFS had the best SAT Critical Reading middle-50 percent range score at 710-800, while the College and MSB tied for best in SAT Math at 680-770.

For state representation, California and New York rank at the top of the list, with 391 and 382 accepted respectively. New Jersey falls into third place with 259, but nonetheless New Jerseyans will likely still seem to be everywhere, all the time. Other top states include: Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, and Connecticut.

The only admissions data that diverged drastically from last year’s was the number of international students who applied to Georgetown. In 2013, 2,542 non-U.S. residents applied. In 2014, only 2,148 – about a fifteen percent decrease. Deacon said there is no single explanation, but that a possible cause is the slowing of China’s economy. In 2014 and recent years, China has the most international applicants to Georgetown, with the United Kingdom and South Korea close behind.

Accordingly, the acceptance rate for international students is lower as well: 8.5 percent from 9.2 percent in 2013.

Number of students admitted for the top 9 states:

Number of students admitted for the top 9 states on a pretty map:


Beautiful and interactive charts by Isabel Echarte

3 Comments on “16.6 percent accepted for the Class of 2018

  1. Admit rate percentages by race don’t vary by more than 0.5 per year. TELL me that’s not an informal quota.

  2. Looks like it was about 15%, not 5% less international students.

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