College Visits in D.C. & Maryland

A-List’s Director of Advising, Natasha de Sherbinin, recently visited colleges in the District of Columbia region including University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, George Washington University, American University, and Loyola Maryland. Check out some information about the schools below!

Loyola University Maryland

  • 3,924 undergraduate students
  • 66% acceptance rate
  • 3.5 average GPA
  • 1170-1320 SAT middle 50%
  • 25-30 ACT middle 50%
  • Test optional

This medium-sized Jesuit university is small enough for students who wish to feel a vital and integral part of their college community but large enough to be rich in educational opportunities (research, internships, study abroad, and more). With NCAA Division I athletics and over 200 clubs on campus, student life is vibrant. Students love the community-feel of the enclosed campus but are just a short shuttle ride away from downtown Baltimore.

Johns Hopkins University

  • 5,366 undergraduate students
  • 8.4% acceptance rate
  • 93% in the top 10% of their class
  • 1480-1560 SAT middle 50%
  • 32-35 ACT middle 50%

Johns Hopkins is a medium-sized urban university with nine academic divisions located in Baltimore. With the most research spending of any U.S. university, Hopkins students are influential trailblazers- publishing articles, filing patents, and presenting at conferences as contributors to the academic landscape. Students can choose to stay on the beautiful, traditional campus or discover what Baltimore’s many neighborhoods have to offer.

Georgetown University

  • 6,926 undergraduate students
  • 15% acceptance rate
  • 89% in the the top 10% of graduating class
  • 1410-1550 SAT middle 50%
  • 32-35 ACT middle 50%

Georgetown is a medium-sized private Jesuit university located in Washington D.C. As the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown remains true to its classical liberal arts tradition and to supporting the search for personal and social values and personal development. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others. Georgetown offers four undergraduate schools: Georgetown College, School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and The Robert E. McDonough School of Business.

George Washington University

  • 10,000 undergraduate students
  • 40% acceptance rate
  • 3.85 GPA average
  • 1310-1460 SAT middle 50%
  • 30-33 ACT middle 50%
  • Test optional

George Washington is a mid-sized, private, research university located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Students have opportunities to study and work alongside leaders in every discipline through internships, research, and community service. GW is a good fit for students who are seeking a campus where they feel just as much a part of the city as they do a part of the university.

American University

  • 8,000 undergraduate students
  • 29% acceptance rate
  • 3.47-4.00 GPA middle 50%
  • 1260-1420 SAT middle 50%
  • 28-32 ACT middle 50%
  • Test optional

American University is a private, research university located in a residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C. AU’s active and motivated students are always seeking ways to make a meaningful impact on the world around them. They utilize D.C. as a laboratory for learning and an extended classroom. AU is a good fit for students who want easy access to the city while still getting the benefits of living on an enclosed campus away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

University of Maryland

  • 30,000 undergraduate students
  • 44% acceptance rate
  • 4.33 average weighted GPA
  • 1320-1480 SAT middle 50%
  • 30-34 ACT middle 50%

University of Maryland is a large, public research university. A NCAA Division I school in the Big Ten Conference, school spirit is prominent on campus. With 30,000 students, over 900 clubs and organizations, and one of the nicest fitness centers Natasha has ever seen, there is always something to do on campus. Additionally, Washington D.C. is just a short metro ride away. Maryland is a good fit for students who are seeking a large university experience with opportunities to meet new people every day!

Fun fact: The school has its own farm on campus! Students studying animal sciences work with the animals, and they also serve homemade ice cream fresh from the dairy farm on campus!


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