Post Tagged with: "Charles Deacon"

Applications Down 2.6% for Class of 2018

Applications Down 2.6% for Class of 2018

Regular decision applications declined by 2.62 percent this year from 20,025 for the current freshman class to 19,500 for the Class of 2018. This slight decrease continues a trend from last year, in which applications plateaued, declining by 0.1 percent from the year before. The Class of 2018 applicant pool, however,[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News

GU Bucks Tuition Trends

Although college tuitions continue to skyrocket nationwide, the rate at which average college fees rose this year was the lowest in 30 years, the College Board reported Oct. 23. Georgetown, however, diverged from this trend. Tuition rose 3 percent, 3.5 percent and 4.5 percent in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments News

Our Worthy Gatekeeper

As college admissions reach dizzying levels of competitiveness, it is heartening to hear University President John J. DeGioia call Georgetown’s Office of Admissions the most ethical in the country — for good reason. In an interview last week with The Hoya, Charles Deacon, dean of undergraduate admissions for the past four decades, spoke[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Admissions Dean Talks Staying Competitive

Admissions Dean Talks Staying Competitive

Charles Deacon (CAS ’64, GRD ’69) has served as dean of undergraduate admissions for four decades. In that time, Deacon, a first-generation college graduate, has helped transform Georgetown from a school that barely stood out in Washington to an elite national university. As admission season kicks into gear with the early action deadline[Read More…]

by October 20, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Colleges Turn Away from SAT, ACT

Due to questions about the accuracy of aptitude tests such as the SAT and the ACT, some universities are seeking other ways of evaluating applicants’ abilities. Starting this fall, Bard College is giving high school seniors a way to redeem poor grades and worse test scores through writing four 2,500-word[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments News

Payscale Ranks GU 41st Based on Alumni Salaries

Much fanfare is given each year to ranking the country’s colleges. Yet as Georgetown demonstrates, a greater challenge can lie in ranking the value of these various lists. While U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgetown at 20th place this year, PayScale, which uses a metric focusing on graduates’ earnings, put Georgetown in[Read More…]

by September 24, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Early Applications Hit Record High

Early Applications Hit Record High

After delaying its early action deadline by a week in the midst of Hurricane Sandy, Georgetown saw a record number of early applications this admissions cycle, with 37 more applicants than last year. This year, 6,736 students applied for early action admission to the class of 2017, marking a slight[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Yield Hits 47% in Return to Norm

Georgetown saw a 47 percent yield rate for the 2012 admissions cycle, a 1.5 percent drop from last year’s record high of 48.5 percent. Of 3,317 accepted students, about 1,565 have submitted deposits to secure a their spot in the Class of 2016. While the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is[Read More…]

by May 20, 2012 0 comments News
Admissions Hits Crunch Time

Admissions Hits Crunch Time

For members of the admissions review committees, the last few weeks of March are among the busiest of the year. And with a record 20,050 applications received this year, committee members have more work on their hands than ever before. Admissions committees are responsible for reading and reviewing a percentage[Read More…]

by March 20, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

GU Drops One Spot to 22nd in College Rankings

Georgetown dropped one spot in the U.S. News and World Report college rankings Tuesday, coming in at 22nd on the annual list after swapping spots with the University of California, Berkeley. In a separate list of rankings based on high school counselor evaluations, Georgetown slipped from sixth to a tie[Read More…]

by September 16, 2011 0 comments News