A little over a third of applicants to George Washington University get in. Nearly all successful applicants have grades and standardized test scores that are at significantly above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most admitted students had a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, an SAT score of 1900 or higher, and an ACT composite score of 27 or higher. Higher test scores and grades obviously improve your chances of getting an acceptance letter.
Note that there are a bunch of red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue of the graph. George Washington is highly selective, so some students with grades and test scores that were on target for admission did not get accepted. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because GW accepts The Common Application and has holistic admissions. George Washington University takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, your application essays, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. The admissions folks may also give consideration to your college interview and your demonstrated interest.
To learn more about GW, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- GW Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?