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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)
It was easyAug 11 2010Political Science
It was easy. I made the Honors college and received the Presidential half-tuition off scholarship, even though I coasted through high school.
SAT: 1450 Female
I had A's and B's in Honors and APAug 04 2010Business - Management and Administration
I had A's and B's in Honors and AP classes in high school. I had a high ACT score and a ton of community service hours and held multiple leadership positions.
My essay is what really helped me out when it came to getting into schools, and getting scholarship money. It was titled "The Importance of Giving Back" and was about how volunteering helped build my character.
Spend a lot of time on your personal statement, write it about something that you feel like you didn't get to tell the admissions office about through the rest of your application. Get it edited by at least 4 people, and make sure you are really proud of it, and that it represents you. I think the essay is something that a lot of students don't spend enough time on.
Good Luck!
ACT: 31 SAT: 2040 Female
CONNECTIONS! If you have a connection to this school,Jul 20 2010History/Histories (art history/etc.)
CONNECTIONS! If you have a connection to this school, it's not hard to get into. I'm a legacy and my dad donates a lot of money to the medical school, so it's not hard. Another thing that really helps is having lots of extracurriculars. As long as your grades are normal, but you really exceed in sports, arts, etc., you get in.
Female
To get in is simpleApr 18 2010Civil Engineering
To get in is simple. Not much diversity in the shool. Write essays pinpointing ur diversities to the best of ur abilities.
SAT: 1770 Male
I recommend a good track record in community outreachApr 02 2010Public Health
I recommend a good track record in community outreach and civil service. Being an integrated and active member of your community is very important to GWU. I studied abroad and involved myself in many diverse activities in high school.
SAT: 1975 Female
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