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George Washington Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into George Washington University

Acceptance Rate

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

How hard is it to get into George Washington and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,059 out of 26,987 applicants were admitted making George Washington 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 9 percent. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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George Washington SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for George Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1340
SAT Scores for George Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1410

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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 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 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 1270. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1410 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in District Of Columbia for highest average SAT composite score. 46 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
1480 and Above Good >54%
1410 to 1480 Avg + 41%-54%
1340 to 1410 Avg - 29%-41%
1270 to 1340 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 1270 Low <19%
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George Washington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for George Washington University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for George Washington University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that George Washington regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 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. The school ranks #2 in District Of Columbia for highest average ACT composite score. 42 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 >59%
30 to 32 Avg + 41%-59%
29 to 30 Avg - 33%-41%
28 to 29 Reach 26%-33%
Less than 28 Low <26%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

High School Class Rank

84% of George Washington University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted George Washington University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 50%
Top 25% of class 84%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

George Washington University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,566 10,421 26,987
Accepted 7,045 4,014 11,059
Acceptance Rate 43% 39% 41%
Enrolled 1,671 939 2,610
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 23% 24%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 10, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were 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.