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George Washington Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into George Washington University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
40.8%
Admission Difficulty for George Washington University
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into George Washington and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,019 out of 26,978 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 10 percent. George Washington University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to George Washington University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 50% of students submit SAT scores and 34% submit ACT scores.

George Washington SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1280-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
50%
SAT Scores for George Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1280
SAT Scores for George Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1380

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 prefers 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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

George Washington University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >54%
1375 to 1470 Avg + 41%-54%
1280 to 1375 Avg - 29%-41%
1185 to 1280 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 1185 Low <19%
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George Washington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for George Washington University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for George Washington University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

George Washington University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >59%
31 to 33 Avg + 41%-59%
30 to 31 Avg - 33%-41%
29 to 30 Reach 26%-33%
Less than 29 Low <26%
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George Washington GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into George Washington University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into George Washington. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.81 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

George Washington University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,933 10,045 26,978
Accepted 6,871 4,148 11,019
Acceptance Rate 41% 41% 41%
Enrolled 1,629 990 2,619
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 24% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
98

Applicants have 98 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to George Washington University is $80.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to George Washington University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

George Washington University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does George Washington University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into George Washington University?

41% 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.

What SAT score is required for George Washington University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1280 and 1470. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for George Washington University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.