Admissions Information

The application fee is $80 for applying undergraduate school and $80 for graduate school at George Washington University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$80
Admission Informationhttps://www.gwu.edu/admissions-aid
Online Applicationhttps://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/apply-gw
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2-Years Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctoral (Research), Doctoral (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 49.71% and the yield is 18.99%. 9,778 men and 17,458 women applied to GWU and 4,702 men and 8,837 women students were accepted. Among them, 938 men and 1,633 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants27,2369,77817,458
Admitted13,5394,7028,837
Enrolled2,5719381,633
Acceptance Rate 49.71%48.09%50.62%
Yield 18.99%19.95%18.48%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 752 students (29% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 471 students (18%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 740 and the 25th percentile is 660. The SAT Math score is 750 (75th) and 650 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 30 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660740
SAT Math650750
ACT Composite3034
ACT Math2732
ACT English3135
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at George Washington University are very low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply George Washington University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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GWU Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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