StudentsReview :: George Washington University - How to Get into GWU (Undergraduate)
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Boston University -- Boston, MA
Boston College -- Chestnut Hill, MA
New York University -- New York, NY


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


George Washington University

Students who got into GWU:

Tips mention: Interview (24), ACT/SAT (28), Grades (41), Sports/Extracurriculars (23), College Essay (25)
GW's becoming more and more competitive as it becomesMay 27 2004Communications
GW's becoming more and more competitive as it becomes more popular. Last year (when I applied--2002/2003), there were about 700 kids on the waiting list. This year, there are 2000. I wasn't on the waiting list, but I know a friend of mine who was right-out rejected, and she had a solid GPA and SAT score. So grades and tests are not all that counts! I got a 1420 on my SATs and 700+ on my SAT2s, but I had a 3.3 GPA from high school (i went to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Tech in Alexandria VA-- www.tjhsst.edu)! My extracurriculars, recs, and essays were my strong points. GW really likes to see extracurriculars-- especially community service and anything having to do with leadership. Your recommendations and essays are also important! And being a minority is definitely an advantage!so don't forget to check that box in the race/ethnicity section. lastly, you might be qualified but you are put on the waiting list or you still don't get in. tons of people are qualified but it gets to a point where admissions just has to pick and choose b/c there's not enough space in the class for everyone. if you get put on the waiting list, write a letter re-stating why you're so interested in the university and why you are a good candidate. i would also recommend calling and asking for an interview-- the more interest you show, the more admissions will recognize your name and want to accept you. good luck!
SAT: 1420 Female
Work hard and have excellent essays and GPAMay 05 2004Political Science
SAT: 1120 Male
Have good grades and be from alaskaMay 03 2004History/Histories (art history/etc.)
ACT: 28 SAT: 1360 Female
Have 160,000 bucksFeb 23 2004Anthropology
Have 160,000 bucks. That seems to be the only criteria.
SAT: 1470 Female
I transferred from Catholic University where my grades startedFeb 17 2004English
I transferred from Catholic University where my grades started out really good and got better each semester (I think I had a 3.8 my last semester there).
SAT: 1300 Male
Compare GWUSave GWU

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→