GW Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for George Washington University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into GW? The school has a 40% acceptance rate. Last year, 10,249 out of 25,488 applicants were admitted making GW a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for George Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1250
SAT Scores for George Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1450
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to George Washington University?

George Washington University typically requires applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

George Washington University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >53%
1350 to 1450 Avg + 40%-53%
1250 to 1350 Avg - 28%-40%
1150 to 1250 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 1150 Low <19%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for George Washington University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for George Washington University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into GW?

Admission data indicates that GW regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to George Washington University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

George Washington University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >56%
29 to 32 Avg + 40%-56%
27 to 29 Avg - 30%-40%
25 to 27 Reach 22%-30%
Less than 25 Low <22%

Estimated GPA Requirements

George Washington University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

George Washington University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,438 10,050 25,488
Accepted 6,284 3,965 10,249
Acceptance Rate 41% 39% 40%
Enrolled 1,512 1,013 2,525
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 26% 25%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 10, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 26 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 10, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to George Washington University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

George Washington University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at George Washington University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131469 IPEDS survey data for George Washington University.