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Tips mention: Interview (24), ACT/SAT (28), Grades (41), Sports/Extracurriculars (23), College Essay (25)
You do need solid grades and test scores toOct 11 2007Other
You do need solid grades and test scores to get in, but you don't need to be a genius. Also keep in mind that GW has been making it harder and harder over the years to use AP credits (or transfer credits, if you are a transfer student or took college classes while in high school) to count for courses. You CANNOT in any way, shape, or form opt out of the freshman English class, for example, and for most other AP tests you need at least a 4 (even physics, and we all know how impossible that test was). You don't need to stand out or be extra involved, although a personal essay on something you did related to politics/environment/community service/human rights/etc does help. Also, if you're a good athlete chances are you will get a scholarship.
SAT: 1480 Female
I was your general all-around student, with decent grades,Oct 05 2007Political Science
I was your general all-around student, with decent grades, good SAT scores, and lots of extracurriculars. I was also already deeply interested in my major and expressed that in my personal statement - I'm sure it's not necessary, but it may have helped.
SAT: 1410 Female
They say they are good but the University isJul 05 2007Political Science
They say they are good but the University is terrible. No one cares about you and there is no unity. Hardly any opportunities if you want to go big. You might as well stay home!
Have decent extracurriculars and do well academicallyMay 18 2007Computer Science
Have decent extracurriculars and do well academically. It's getting more and more competitive, now with a 26% acceptance rate and falling. Good luck!
SAT: 1350 Male
Nothing. It's pretty easy to get intoMay 16 2007Undecided
ACT: 29 SAT: 1850 Female
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