accepts about one out of five applicants. This private Catholic university is one of the most selective in the country, and prospective students are going to need good grades and test scores to get in. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, and you can see that most applicants who got into Georgetown had close to 4.0 GPAs, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 2000, and ACT composite scores above 29. Also realize that there's a lot of red hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph. Many students with high GPAs and test scores don't win admission to Georgetown.
The difference between an acceptance and a rejection will often come down to non-numerical measures. Georgetown, like most of the country's best universities, has holistic admissions, and they are looking for students who bring to campus more than good grades and test scores. A winning application essay, strong letters of recommendation, a rigorous high school curriculum, and interesting extracurricular activities are all important parts of the application.
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