Classes Begin for Georgetown McDonough Undergraduates

September 04, 2013

On August 27, classes began for the approximately 1,300 students, including 306 first-year and 46 transfer students, in the Georgetown McDonough undergraduate program.
"Due to our collaborative efforts with the Admissions Office - and the continued high quality of our faculty - this year's undergraduate admissions set records, with the highest number of applicants, lowest acceptance rates, and highest yield," said Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean for the undergraduate programs at Georgetown McDonough.
Since 2010, applications to the undergraduate program have increased 35 percent and early action applications are up 47 percent. The program accepted approximately 16 percent of all applicants to the McDonough School of Business this year, placing the school in the elite top tier of undergraduate business schools for selectivity. 

  • Approximately 88 percent of first-year students graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class and many ranked first, second, or third in their class.
  • First-year students represent 32 states and 22 nations (including Canada, China, Columbia, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela).
  • The number one extra-curricular activity was volunteer work, community action, and tutoring.
  • The class of 2017 includes 42 National Honor Society members, 45 Student Council officers, 35 soccer players, 31 basketball players, 27 Model United Nations participants, 23 tennis players, 20 football players, 17 band or orchestra musicians, 15 class presidents, 8 yearbook editors, 3 Congressional Interns, and 2 ballerinas.