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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--! 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
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