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Essay Breakdown: Georgetown University

  • How to Write the Georgetown University Application Essays 2017-2018

    Located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University is one of the nation’s top private research institutions. Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs with a particular focus on intellectual inquiry, a global perspective, and making a difference in the world. With a Jesuit tradition and a commitment to diversity, it is truly a unique institution that encourages its [...]
  • How to Write the Georgetown Application Essays 2016-2017

    As one of the nation’s premier private research universities, located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University is perhaps most commonly associated with Congress and politics. Originally founded in 1789, the school lays claim to incredible alumni, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton and countless governors, diplomats, and heads of state.

    Of course, Georgetown’s 7500 or so undergraduates have many other things to be proud of, such as their bustling student groups. Georgetown is home to organizations such as the Philodemic Society (one of the nation’s oldest debating clubs), as well as the largest student-owned corporation in the U.S.

    Each year, over 20,000 students apply to Georgetown, but the selective university only accepts approximately 16.5% of those students. Georgetown University also requires high school seniors to fill out their own applications separate from the Common Application, which calls for applicants to write three essays in total.

    The CollegeVine Essay Team has prepared a guide on how to write the Georgetown essays for this application cycle. Read on!

  • How to Tackle the Georgetown University 2014-15 Essays

    As one of the nation’s premier private research universities located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University is perhaps most commonly associated with Congress and politics. Originally founded in 1789, the school lays claim to incredible alumni, including former US President Bill Clinton and countless governors, diplomats, and heads of state. Of course, Georgetown’s ~7500 undergraduates have […]