Georgetown College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4414 of 14,131 In the World
#1240 of 2,597 In North America
#1165 of 2,496 In the United States
#16 of 38 In Kentucky

Quick Review

Religion
Baptist
Acceptance rate
72%
Avg. cost to attend
$18,056 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,109
Graduates
456
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Georgetown College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 72% 71% 73%
Applicants 2,712 948 1,764
Admissions 1,957 675 1,282
Freshmen enrolled full time 426 188 238

875 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

464 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1236 (79%)
Black or African American 103 (7%)
Hispanic 68 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 66 (4%)
Two or more races 55 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 25 (2%)
Asian 8 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,056/year
Average aid awarded
$35,689
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $14,323
$30-48K $16,410
$48-75K $16,552
$75-110K $20,607
$110K+ $21,979

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $39,810$11,070
Tuition in-state $39,810$11,070
Tuition out-of-state $39,810$11,070
Fee in-district $990$675
Fee in-state $990$675
Fee out-of-state $990$675

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,370
Combined charge for room and board $10,670
Room charge $5,145
Meal charge $5,525

Georgetown College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Special Education and Teaching, General 90
Curriculum and Instruction 67
Psychology, General 32
Reading Teacher Education 27
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 23
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 12
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 12
Business & Commerce, General 11
Health and Wellness, General 10
Communication, General 9
Elementary Education and Teaching 7
English Language and Literature, General 7
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 7
Fine & Studio Arts, General 6
Business Administration and Management, General 5
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 5
History, General 5
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 5
Political Science and Government, General 5
Biomedical Sciences, General 4
Chemistry, General 4
Environmental Studies 4
Mathematics, General 4
Secondary Education and Teaching 4
Sociology, General 4
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 4
Accounting 3
Biochemistry 3
Finance, General 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Athletic Training & Trainer 2
Philosophy 2
Physics, General 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
Economics, General 1
Political Science and Government, Other 1
Grand Total 177 218
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 56% 56% 56%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%

Publications & Citations

Publications
178
Citations
3,527

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
65 / 793
Psychology
55 / 1,905
Medicine
25 / 570
Art & Design
18 / 36
Computer Science
18 / 579
Mathematics
18 / 407
Education Majors
15 / 384
Child Psychology
14 / 301
Social Psychology
13 / 317
Math Teachers
13 / 380
Sociology
12 / 32
Environmental Science
12 / 590
Biology
11 / 613
Business
10 / 58
Political Science
10 / 88
Physics
9 / 164
Economics
9 / 114
Philosophy
9 / 7
Cognitive Science
9 / 552
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
8 / 0
History
8 / 0
Chemistry
7 / 116
Gender Studies
6 / 13
Health Science
6 / 5
Engineering
6 / 97
Clinical Psychology
6 / 504
Demography
5 / 146
Multimedia
5 / 5
Archaeology
5 / 13
Psychiatry
5 / 482
Aesthetics
4 / 9
Ecology
4 / 37
Astrophysics and Astronomy
4 / 67
Literature
4 / 0
Law
4 / 6
Geography and Cartography
3 / 11
Family medicine
3 / 2
Political Economy
3 / 66
Materials Science
3 / 93
Biochemistry
3 / 7

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 19
1992 3 26
1993 3 48
1994 1 31
1995 2 19
1996 3 8
1997 2 50
1998 4 24
1999 4 39
2000 1 27
2001 3 38
2002 1 42
2003 3 53
2004 4 38
2005 3 64
2006 6 77
2007 12 87
2008 15 97
2009 8 118
2010 4 171
2011 11 205
2012 10 198
2013 6 265
2014 5 254
2015 5 299
2016 6 290
2017 6 223
2018 2 247
2019 7 241
2020 6 236
2021 5 272

Notable alumni

  1. Antonin Scalia

    Antonin Scalia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-2016 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in Georgetown College
    1953-1957 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in study of history
    Occupations
    judgelawyerprofessor
    Biography

    Antonin Gregory Scalia was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1986 until his death in 2016. He was described as the intellectual anchor for the originalist and textualist position in the Court's conservative wing. For catalyzing an originalist and textualist movement in American law, he has been described as one of the most influential jurists of the twentieth century, and one of the most important justices in the Supreme Court's history. Scalia was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018 by President Donald Trump, and the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University was named in his honor.

  2. John J. DeGioia

    John J. DeGioia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Georgetown College
    In 1979 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English
    Occupations
    philosopheracademic administratoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    John Joseph DeGioia is an American academic administrator and philosopher who has been the president of Georgetown University since 2001. He is the first lay president of the school and is currently its longest-serving president. Upon his appointment, he also became the first lay president of any Jesuit university in the United States. Having spent his entire career at Georgetown, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees, DeGioia was the dean of student affairs and held various vice presidential positions before becoming president.

  3. William Matthews

    William Matthews
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1770-1854 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Georgetown College
    In 1796 studied theology
    Occupations
    educatorphilanthropistlibrarianCatholic priestacademic administrator
    Biography

    William Matthews, occasionally spelled Mathews, was an American who became the fifth Roman Catholic priest ordained in the United States and the first such person born in British America. Born in the colonial Province of Maryland, he was briefly a novice in the Society of Jesus. After being ordained, he became influential in establishing Catholic parochial and educational institutions in Washington, D.C. He was the second pastor of St. Patrick's Church, serving for most of his life. He served as the sixth president of Georgetown College, later known as Georgetown University. Matthews acted as president of the Washington Catholic Seminary, which became Gonzaga College High School, and oversaw the continuity of the school during suppression by the church and financial insecurity.

  4. Thomas F. Mulledy

    Thomas F. Mulledy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1794-1860 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    academic administratorCatholic priest
    Biography

    Thomas F. Mulledy was an American Catholic priest and Jesuit who became the president of Georgetown College, a founder of the College of the Holy Cross, and a Jesuit provincial superior. His brother, Samuel Mulledy, also became a Jesuit and president of Georgetown.

  5. William Bourke Cockran

    William Bourke Cockran
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1854-1923 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Bourke Cockran, commonly known as Bourke Cockran or Burke Cochran in contemporary reports, was an Irish-American politician and orator. He served as a United States Representative from the East Side of Manhattan for seven terms.

  6. John McElroy

    John McElroy
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1782-1877 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    John McElroy was born in Ireland in 1782, and emigrated to the United States in 1803. McElroy enrolled in Georgetown University in 1806, the same year in which he joined the Society of Jesus as a lay brother. His brother Anthony also became a Jesuit. Fr. McElroy assumed the management of Georgetown's financial affairs. He was ordained a priest in 1817. In 1822 he was sent to Frederick, Maryland, where he was to remain for 23 years as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in downtown Frederick. It was in Frederick that he founded St. John's Literary Institution. During the Mexican–American War, McElroy served as an Army chaplain, and on his return from Mexico he went to Boston, where he established Boston College and Boston College High School.

  7. Edward Kavanagh

    Edward Kavanagh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1795-1844 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Edward Kavanagh was a United States Representative and the 17th Governor of Maine. Born in Newcastle (in modern-day Maine, then a part of Massachusetts) to Irish Catholic immigrants from County Wexford. He later attended Montreal Seminary (in Quebec, Canada) and Georgetown College in Washington. He graduated from St. Mary's College (Baltimore) in 1813. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Damariscotta, Maine. He was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1826 to 1828, and was secretary of the state senate in 1830.

  8. Alphonsus J. Donlon

    Alphonsus J. Donlon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1867-1923 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in Georgetown College
    In 1888 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    teacheracademic administratorchaplainCatholic priest
    Biography

    Alphonsus J. Donlon was an American Catholic priest and Jesuit who spent his career in priestly ministry and academia, including as president of Georgetown University from 1912 to 1918. Born in Albany, New York, he garnered a reputation as a good student and an exceptional collegiate athlete. As a professor, he went on to lead Georgetown University's sports program, which enjoyed great success. As a result, he became known as the "father of Georgetown athletics." He served as a professor of various sciences at Georgetown University and at Woodstock College, and as president of the former, he oversaw the removal of Georgetown Preparatory School from the university to a separate campus, and proposed the creation of the School of Foreign Service. For a significant portion of his career, he also served as a chaplain to Georgetown Visitation Monastery. In his later years, he engaged in pastoral work at St. Francis Xavier Church in New York City and taught at Fordham University.

  9. Solomon Hillen, Jr

    Solomon Hillen, Jr
    Years
    1810-1873 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    slaveholderlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Solomon Hillen Jr. was a U.S. Representative from Maryland and mayor of Baltimore.

General info

Alternative names GC
Founded 1789
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 232
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 400 East College Street
Georgetown, Kentucky, 40324-1696
United States
City population 37,000
Phone 5028638000
Fax +1 (502) 868 7733

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