Georgetown University

Private, Four-years School Located in Washington, DC

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How much is the GU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, GU's tuition & fees is $65,081.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $87,725 when a student lives on-campus.

GU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$65,081
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$18,824
On-campus Expenses$2,620
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$62,051

How Much Does it Cost to Go to GU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $293,694 at GU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $391,536. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $183,142.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$68,259$90,847$42,413
Sophomore (2024-25)$71,592$95,385$44,586
Junior (2025-26)$75,088$100,150$46,871
Senior (2026-27)$78,755$105,154$49,272
4 Years Total$293,694$391,536$183,142
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$71,592$95,385$44,586
Sophomore (2025-26)$75,088$100,150$46,871
Junior (2026-27)$78,755$105,154$49,272
Senior (2027-28)$82,600$110,408$51,798
4 Years Total$308,035$411,096$192,526
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$75,088$100,150$46,871
Sophomore (2026-27)$78,755$105,154$49,272
Junior (2027-28)$82,600$110,408$51,798
Senior (2028-29)$86,634$115,924$54,452
4 Years Total$323,077$431,636$202,393
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$78,755$105,154$49,272
Sophomore (2027-28)$82,600$110,408$51,798
Junior (2028-29)$86,634$115,924$54,452
Senior (2029-30)$90,864$121,717$57,244
4 Years Total$338,853$453,203$212,766
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$82,600$110,408$51,798
Sophomore (2028-29)$86,634$115,924$54,452
Junior (2029-30)$90,864$121,717$57,244
Senior (2030-31)$95,301$127,800$60,178
4 Years Total$355,399$475,849$223,672

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, GU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in District of Columbia, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $26,429.
In-StateOut-of-State
Georgetown University$65,081
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
District of Columbia Four-years Colleges$25,870
Public Schools$6,152$13,004
Private Schools$26,429

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between GU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC$65,081$59,306
Rice UniversityHouston, TX$58,128$54,462
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL$65,997$53,871
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY$66,014$30,085
Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN$63,946$56,128
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH$65,739$64,068
Brown UniversityProvidence, RI$68,230$67,006

Financial Aid and COA

At Georgetown University, 2,952 students (39%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $46,179.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at GU is $41,546 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 712 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $45,949 and the average amount of student loans is $8,982.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$87,725
Tuition & Fees$65,081
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$22,644
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$41,546
Average Financial Aid$46,179
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,95239%$46,179
Pell Grants87412%$5,163
Federal Student Loan1,64322%$4,699
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid71245%-
Grants or Scholarships53434%$45,949
Federal Grants1499%$9,396
Pell Grants1449%$5,198
Other Federal Grants916%$7,160
State/Local Grants111%$2,191
Institutional Grants52133%$44,362
Student Loan Aid34122%$8,982
Federal Student Loans32220%$3,396
Other Student Loans523%$37,877

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

GU's acceptance rate is 11.98%. A total of 27,629 applicants applied to and 3,311 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,585 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 47.87%.
To apply to GU, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and Admission test scores and 3 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants27,62910,673$16,833
Admitted3,3111,350$1,951
Enrolled1,585634$951
Acceptance Rate11.98%12.65%11.59%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)47.87%46.96%48.74%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to GU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,480 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 34.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4801,4101,550
National Average1,168
District of Columbia Average1,261
SAT EBRW735700770
SAT Math745710780
ACT Composite343235
National Average24
District of Columbia Average27
ACT Math333035
ACT English353436

Student Population

Georgetown University has a total of 20,984 students including 7,900 undergraduate and 13,084 graduate students. By gender, there are 9,352 male students and 11,583 female students attending GU. The school offers online degree programs and 3,558 students enrolled online exclusively (16.96% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total20,935 9,35211,583
Undergraduate7,598 3,2544,344
Graduate13,337 6,0987,239

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address37th and O St NW, Washington, DC
Phone202-687-0100
WEBwww.georgetown.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered214 Programs
Online Program Offered9 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered147 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate12.23%
Yield48.70%
Student Population20,984
Graduation Rate95%
Retention Rate97% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,251 (Full-time), 967 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs5,189 (Full-time), 1,102 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$145,044
Average Staff Salary$88,583