|Students who got into GWU say:|
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| Computer Science|
| Dec 13 2007 |
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.
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.
| Business - Management and Administration|
| Nov 03 2007 | 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.
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.
| Political Science|| Oct 05 2007 |