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Applications Hit Record High

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions sent letters of acceptance to 2,345 high school seniors on Friday, selecting 18 percent of applicants to the Class of 2015. The admission rate this year was slightly lower than last year’s regular cycle rate of 19.3 percent. The acceptance rate for the College was[Read More…]

by March 30, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Interest in MSB, NHS Increases

More students eyeing careers in business and nursing applied to Georgetown this year, with both the MSB and the NHS seeing sizable increases in the number of applicants to the class of 2015. According to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon, applications to the McDonough School of Business fell after[Read More…]

by March 30, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Harvard, Princeton Bring Back Early Action

After a four-year hiatus, Harvard University and Princeton University reinstated an early action admissions option Thursday. Both schools’ early action applications are non-binding but require that students apply early to only one school. The switch back was made largely due to growing demand among students and their parents for more[Read More…]

by March 1, 2011 0 comments City News, News

DC Council Salaries Ranked Second Highest Among Major Cities

Members of the D.C. Council earn the second-highest salaries of local representatives in major cities nationwide, according to a recent report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew report compared the councils of 15 cities nationwide, including the 10 largest, ¬†and averaged all of the members’ salaries. In D.C., the[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments City News, News

DC Council Salaries Ranked Second Highest Among Major Cities

Members of the D.C. Council earn the second-highest salaries of local representatives in major cities nationwide, according to a recent report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew report compared the councils of 15 cities nationwide, including the 10 largest,  and averaged all of the members’ salaries. In D.C., the[Read More…]

by February 7, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Students Opt Out of Hilltop Education, Graduation

Not every student who arrives on the Hilltop freshman year will take part in Senior Week. Though Georgetown has one of the highest retention rates in the country, some students do choose to leave before the end of their senior year. The university has a 97 percent freshman retention rate,[Read More…]

by January 26, 2011 1 comment Campus News, News
Applications to Class of 2015 Hit Record High

Applications to Class of 2015 Hit Record High

A record high of 19,300 students have applied for admission to Georgetown’s Class of 2015, signaling a 6.8 percent jump from last year’s 18,070 applicants, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon. Deacon said in an interview with The Hoya that the increase largely reflects a higher number of[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Rankings: GU Students Get Bang for Their Buck

Despite a steady rise in tuition over the past few years, students are still getting a fair deal on the cost of their education according to Kiplinger’s latest rankings. According to Kiplinger, the premier publisher of business and finance advice in the D.C. area, 2011 ranking of the “Best Values[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

The Hoya Elects Spring Staff, Sets Institutional Priorities

THE HOYA ushered in a new set of leaders on Saturday with the election of its spring semester staff. Eamon O’Connor (COL ’12) was elected the 137th editor-in-chief of THE HOYA. O’Connor, who hails from West Boylston, Mass., previously served as executive editor for two semesters, opinion editor and copy[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

GUMC Finds CT Scan May Lower Cancer Fatalities

A study conducted in part at the Medical Center’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center found that screening former and current smokers with a CT scan can reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent, according to a university press release. “The bottom line for this study is that these results are very[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News