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Chances of getting into George Washington University

George Washington University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
41.9%
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 42% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,101 out of 26,512 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 12 percent. George Washington University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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George Washington SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1280-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for George Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1280
SAT Scores for George Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1370

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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 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in District Of Columbia for highest average SAT composite score. 50 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

George Washington University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >55%
1370 to 1460 Avg + 42%-55%
1280 to 1370 Avg - 30%-42%
1190 to 1280 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 1190 Low <20%
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George Washington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for George Washington University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for George Washington University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
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. 34 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 >60%
30 to 32 Avg + 42%-60%
29 to 30 Avg - 34%-42%
28 to 29 Reach 26%-34%
Less than 28 Low <26%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.81*
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into George Washington University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at George Washington University was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in District Of Columbia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to George Washington will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

George Washington University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,718 9,794 26,512
Accepted 7,000 4,101 11,101
Acceptance Rate 42% 42% 42%
Enrolled 1,814 1,031 2,845
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 25% 26%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

50% of students submit their SAT scores to George Washington. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

42% of those who apply are granted admission to George Washington. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1280 and 1460. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 32. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.