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How does Georgetown's academic reputation affect admissions competitiveness?

Hey everyone! As a junior starting to think seriously about applications, I'm trying to understand better how a university's academic strengths play into the admissions process. Specifically, Georgetown University - what are their strongest programs and does the focus on certain fields make it harder to get in if I'm interested in those? Any advice or insight would be a huge help!

7 months ago

Hello there! Georgetown University is indeed known for certain strong programs in fields such as international relations, political science, and business, particularly through its Walsh School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business. The prestige and high demand for these programs can influence their selectivity, as you suspected.

For instance, applicants to these schools may face a more competitive admissions process due to the higher volume of applications and Georgetown’s keen interest in maintaining a strong profile in these disciplines. If you are aiming for one of these popular programs, it’s crucial to showcase your passion and background in the subject, along with strong academic and extracurricular credentials. Good luck with your application!

7 months ago

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