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George Washington University

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Tips mention: Interview (24), ACT/SAT (28), Grades (41), Sports/Extracurriculars (23), College Essay (25)
GW doesn't care about the individual applicant, they careMar 30 2008Other
GW doesn't care about the individual applicant, they care about the numbers. If you're a language major with high verbal and writing scores, but a low math score, you'll probably be waitlisted. Basically, the poster student with the 2000+, top 10 percent of the class, did a sport all 4 years, but did nothing special will be admitted. Also, minorities will be admitted and given better financial aid than others regardless of qualifications, sad but true. The university is trying to "diversify". Truly interesting or eccentric students who have narrowed interests, like the exchange students, will be waitlisted. Certain majors, like foreign language majors, are severely shorted, so there will be maybe 5 majors to certain languages, yet 100s in the college majoring in something else.
SAT: 1210 Female
It was my super-safety school, and since they offeredJan 16 2008Unknown
It was my super-safety school, and since they offered me 30 grand merit aid to go here, I did.

32 ACT
5, 4, 4 AP
700, 720 SAT II

(But its not hard to get in, because there are TONS of idiots that go here.)
ACT: 32 Male

Admissions people are greatDec 16 2007Communications
Admissions people are great. Only thing is - they advertise that GW is very diverse, academically-oriented and "traditional" (as in, like other colleges). This is not true:
GW is gay central (good thing)
GW is made up of rich kids (not good if you're poor)
GW is a drug-addicted, nightlife-centric culture
There are approximately 3 black people, one of whom is biracial and my roommate.
SAT: 1270 Male
What I sent:Dec 13 2007Computer Science
What I sent:
High-school: > 3.6
SAT: > 1300
2 letters of recommendation from high school teachers, 1 from high school principle, 1 from successful company CEO whom I have done work for before, 1 from client who contracted me.

GWU is one of the leading universities in financial aid. Understand that though many complain of high tuition, their money goes to pay for the tuition of students who could otherwise not afford to study here. If you aim for financial aid, you can get into here with > 3.0 GPA and > 1200 SAT scores. If you are not interested in financial aid, you'll find that you can get into the Elliot School with > 2.0 GPA and > 900 SAT scores. Not sure of bare minimum requirements for the school of engineering.
Male

Maintain good GPA in highschool, especially your Junior andNov 03 2007Business - Management and Administration
Maintain good GPA in highschool, especially your Junior and Senior year. They are looking for the top 10-15% of the class. Also, during the interview, show them your personality and very important. Tell them exactly why you want to attend and what specific programs that you are interested in that would help with your career plans. This shows them your intent and interest in the School.
ACT: 25 Female
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