Georgetown, the first Ivy League school to admit fewer than 10 percent of its incoming freshmen, announced Friday that it would stop admitting freshmen at the end of this school year.
The Georgetown admissions office announced Friday afternoon that freshmen would no longer be admitted for a semester starting in June.
The announcement came just days after the school, which opened in 1953, reported a steep decline in applications and enrollment for the first time in its history.
Georgetown has said it expects to graduate a record number of freshmen in the next school year, and has said its students are more engaged, successful and socially engaged.
The school also announced it would increase the number of courses offered this academic year from 20 to 24, with a focus on preparing students for careers and international studies.
It said it will also offer two additional classes in fall 2019.