Georgetown Undergraduate Business Program Increases Diversity, Size, and Selectivity

Undergraduate Program enrolls diverse class

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The Undergraduate Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business continues to be one of the world’s most sought-after undergraduate student experiences, increasing its diversity, size, and selectivity this fall. 

“At Georgetown McDonough, we continue to attract a diverse group of multi-talented students who are eager to make a difference in and for the world,” said Patricia Grant, senior associate dean of the Undergraduate Program. “We are particularly focused on increasing the diversity of our students, as their experiences with one another inform their learning just as much as our curricular and co-curricular activities.”

The Class of 2025 is among the most diverse in school history. Students are 37% female (up from 35% in 2019 and 36% in 2020), 22% are from underrepresented minority groups (up from 18% in 2019 and 21% in 2020), and 38% are from U.S. minority groups (up from 35% in 2019 and 37% in 2020). The class includes students from 26 countries and 35 states and territories who represent more than 25 faith traditions. They also range in age from 16 to 40.

With 4,618 applications, this year’s incoming class saw a 43% increase from last year and a 39% increase from its pre-pandemic numbers. The acceptance rate was 11.8%, compared to 20% last year and 16% the year before. The percentage of students who accepted the school’s offer of admission was 58%, up from 47% last year and 56% two years ago.

Georgetown McDonough’s Undergraduate Program continues to rank among the world’s top schools, being recognized as 5th by Poets & Quants for Undergrads and 14th by U.S. News & World Report, which also lists it 3rd for students interested in international business. The program combines a forward-looking business curriculum with Georgetown University’s liberal arts and Jesuit traditions, providing experiential learning opportunities that prepare students to be innovative and agile as they make a positive impact throughout their careers.