|Students who got into GWU say:|
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| | Don't believe posts about this school being that easy to get into. I had several friends that applied with 1300-1330 SAT's, 3.8-4.0 weighted GPA and they were flat-out rejected. I think class rank, number of AP's, and definitely visit for an interview (or request interview with a rep in your area). GW is fairly corky with admissions. If they feel like you are applying as a super-safety, they might take the 1200 over the 1550. Show lots of interest, and have valid reasons for why you want to go to GW other than "cuz DC is neat." Go through an interview, and write good essays. stay in the top 10% of your h.s. class, get a 1300, and you're set. 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.