|Students who got into GWU say:|
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| | I didn't put THAT much effort into my application. A decent SAT score (1200's), a solid GPA (3.7) and a good essay did it for me. I did not visit the campus until after I got accepted and I did not interview. Hmmm getting into GW. Well there are really a ton of way to get into the school. Honestly its not that hard at all if you are a good student and do several things. 1)Definitely get an interview with GW reps. that come to your high school 2) Definitely get an interview with someone in the admissions department 3)Start writing your essays early so that you can have people look at them 4)Make sure you stand out in your essays and interviews in a positive and interesting way 5)Dont tell the admissions department why GW is so great, tell them why you are so great and belong there. You are basically showing you are a match for the school 6) THIS IS IMPORTANT! Make sure you get a business card from each "important" person you deal with and write them a quick professional thank you letter. That is real big because they will see you name around a lot and you wont just be another number and test score.
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!
| Communications|| May 27 2004 |
work hard and have excellent essays and GPA
| Political Science|| May 05 2004 |