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Study at Georgetown College

Georgetown College, or GC, traces its roots to the Rittenhouse Academy that was established in 1798. In 1829, the Kentucky Baptist Education Society was chartered, and this led to the setting up of the Georgetown College on the 52-acre campus of the school. It was the first Baptist higher education institute located in Georgetown, Kentucky. GC's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 500 students every year.

Students of Georgetown College are offered more than 70 majors, minors, and academic programs to choose from. Apart from several undergraduate degrees, the college also confers the Master of Arts in Education degree. Students can opt for courses in the fields of art, biology, business administration and economics, chemistry, communication and media studies, education, English, mathematics, physics and computer science, music, religion, and sociology.

The athletics department of GC fields men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Tigers, the teams compete in the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference. The football team of the college has won a number of national championships.

Profile of Georgetown College

Georgetown is found in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown is a town not far from a more urbanized area. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Baptist identity. Georgetown is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at the school.

Course Topics

Georgetown has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in education and teaching.

Georgetown Selectivity

Admission to Georgetown is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 610.


Georgetown maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 903 in 2007 at Georgetown.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Georgetown has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Georgetown values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-South Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Georgetown College is a small, residential, co-educational liberal arts college distinguished by a combination of respected, rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs, an array of opportunities for involvement and leadership, a commitment to Christian values and its distinctive heritage. This provides an environment for intellectual, spiritual and social growth. Through a broad undergraduate program, the curriculum offers a foundation for shaping informed thought and action in order to prepare students for their place in society. Georgetown College seeks persons committed to supporting its mission and to realizing their full potential in this community of learners. "

Georgetown Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching231elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, middle school teaching, music teaching
Liberal Arts45political science, history, English, Spanish language, sociology, economics, interdisciplinary studies, German language, . . .
Therapy and Counselling39psychology
Science34biology, chemistry, physics
Business and Management30business, accounting
Media25media studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23health and physical education, athletic trainer
Religion and Philosophy12religion, philosophy
Fine Arts10fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Georgetown

Georgetown College

400 East College Street

Georgetown, KY 40324

General Phone: (502) 863-8000


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