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… Read More


Some news you might have missed while Vox was on break

McCourt gets more attention for his donation Frank McCourt‘s donation of $100 million to Georgetown’s new school of public policy was named the 10th most charitable donation in 2013, tying with 6 others. The list, made by the… Read More

GW lied about having need-blind admissions for years

On Monday, George Washington University student newspaper¬†GW Hatchet reported that GW has misled its applicants for years about its true admissions and financial aid policy. The school claimed to be need-blind but was actually placing students who could… Read More

Some universities seriously skew acceptance rates, Georgetown only does it a little bit

Let us take quiet moment to reflect on the dark days of the Common App that essentially summed up the dismal, disheartening experience of the college admissions process. Do you remember looking at various schools’ minuscule acceptance rates… Read More

WaPo: Georgetown becomes lone Common App holdout among top universities

Updated 6/23/11 Many current Georgetown students who haven’t repressed their memories of the college admissions process likely remember being frustrated to some degree by the number of colleges – including Georgetown – that refused to accept the Common… Read More

Alum selling admissions essay, among others, on eBay

Are you a class of 2015 hopeful who cannot think of what to write about for an admissions essay or a current student who is too busy to write an original paper? If you’re short on cash after… Read More

Dean of Admissions criticizes the Common App

Remember those high school days when you cursed Georgetown for not using the Common Application, instead forcing you plow through a six-page, two-part application? Well, take comfort in the fact that future student will have to do the… Read More

DeGioia gives update on diversity, inclusiveness initiatives

In an email sent to the Georgetown community on Tuesday, President John DeGioia and Provost James O’Donnell gave some updates about the University’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Initiative. Last year, faculty, student, and staff working groups recommended a variety… Read More

Tufts University accepts YouTube videos as part of college admissions essay

We’ve seen the considerable talents of Georgetown students immortalized in video before: from Ben Shaw and Matt Appenfeller’s powers of satire and pulling off fake mustaches to Arman Ismail’s Joker impression to Jon Deutsch’s Georgetown Forever. But this… Read More

DeGioia responds to Heckler incident, approves some diversity working group suggestions

Heckler Editor Jack Stuef (COL ’10) speaking at a forum in December In an e-mail to the Georgetown community that reflected on Martin Luther King Day, University President John DeGioia made his first remarks in response to the… Read More