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Go for GWU ED II or wait for GTown RD?

GranMaestroGranMaestro 5 replies1 threads New Member
edited December 2014 in Georgetown University
Because I have been deferred from Georgetown which is my top choice, I am posed with a choice. From what I have seen thus far, the acceptance rate for those who apply ED to George Washington, my second choice, is almost double that of the RD rate. I am wondering if I should wait and pass up having a much higher chance and most likely being accepted to George Washington without difficulty through their ED II and take my chances of the ~17% RD acceptance of Georgetown and also have the regular ~33% at GWU or should I rather go for GWU's ED II, but give up my Georgetown App? I feel both schools would be great fits for me, as it's almost necessary for me to go to the DC area. I loved both campuses though I like Georgetown's area a bit more. George Washington's tour was much more enthusiastic and welcoming. What are your opinions?

My stats:
Decision: Deferred from GTown

SAT I (breakdown): 1880 (1 sitting, 650 reading, 570 math, 660 writing)
SAT II: (taken after EA decision) Italian: 780, Latin: 720, Spanish: 700
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
Weighted GPA: 4.43
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
AP (place score in parentheses): Junior Year: Chemistry (3), Latin Virgil (4), Italian Language & Culture (4, no coursework), Senior Year: Will be taking AP Calc AB, AP Euro, and AP Spanish Language & Culture without coursework
Senior Year Course Load: Honors Latin, American Literature, AP Calc AB, AP European History, Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy - Mandarin, Theology, Honors Spanish III
Number of other EA applicants in your school: 6,840
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Sophomore year earned 2nd place Regional for National Spanish Exam, Gold all 3 years taken in National Latin Exam, National Honor Society

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): JV/Varsity football - 4 years (Winners of Eastern Conference Championship sophomore year, made district playoffs all other years), Varsity Track and Field as Shot put thrower - 2 years, Classical Languages Club - 4 years, Spanish Club - 4 years
Job/Work Experience: Work as a waiter, deliverer, and cook for father who owns a catering business. Also work at a grocery store as a grocer
Volunteer/Community service: Lector at my local parish, ESL partner at a volunteer organization for Hispanic immigrants, assistant in setting up for local borough fundraisers and community events

Writing (Write a brief description and Rate Quality on 1-10 Scale; 10 as Best):
Essays (Include Subjects):
COMMON APP Essay: Wrote about how I came to have a passion for languages (differently than GTown essay) - 9
GWU Supplement Essay: Wrote about how languages are the key to having an open mind and erasing prejudice - 8
Essay 1 (Personal/Community essay): Wrote about my enthusiasm for Georgetown for its campus, academics, and diversity, and how I would be an active student there relative to my personal interests - 8
Essay 2 (Different for each school): Wrote about how I came to have a passion for languages - 8
Other: Wrote about my football team, and how it made me a leader - 7
Teacher Recommendation #1: AP/Honors Latin teacher, attended U Penn
Teacher Recommendation #2: Speech and Arts teacher, very strong letter
Counselor Rec:1 recommendation from head counselor
Additional Rec: Extra alumni rec for GW
Interview: Only had an interview for Georgetown. Went very smooth and the interviewer said he would give me the highest recommendation he could give

Which school did you apply to?: Georgetown College
What did you choose as your major: Linguistics
Date Submitted App: 11/1
State (if domestic applicant): Pennsylvania
School Type: Private Jesuit
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: $80,000-$90,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A

Strengths: SAT IIs, essays
Weaknesses: SAT scores (especially math, which is my weak point), perhaps not enough academic extracurriculars
Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: Those accepted were much more academically qualified
What would you have done differently?: I suppose study harder for my SATs, though I don't know how much a higher SAT alone would have affected in light of those who were accepted EA
edited December 2014
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Replies to: Go for GWU ED II or wait for GTown RD?

  • hoyasaxacchoyasaxacc 41 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Retake the sat again in January again for sure, a sub 600 score will be extremely hard for both schools to overlook. As to your predicament I don't know what to tell you only probably with app is math score and its a little weird have all 3 language sats 2, but if you applied to FLL in Gtown with a much unproved math score and you could improve reading too you have a chance at Gtown. I honestly think if you can get math and reading to700 you have a good chance at both school regular decision
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  • ClassOf2015HSClassOf2015HS 2051 replies9 threads Senior Member
    If you want to go to georgetown, then don't apply to GWU Early Decision.
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  • GranMaestroGranMaestro 5 replies1 threads New Member
    That's kind of the point of my post ^.^' I'm asking what is the better choice. Though hoyasaxacc did provide some insight that I might still have a chance at Georgetown if I improve my SATs
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  • SFS RulesSFS Rules 353 replies1 threads Member
    @GranMaestro‌ Your SATs are a little low. You can retake them, but the deadline for Regular Decision is January 10 when the next test date is January 24! If you retake the test, hopefully the new scores will be included in your application before it's reviewed.
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  • hoyasaxacchoyasaxacc 41 replies0 threads Junior Member
    It should be there in time, i took sat 2s in January senior year when I applied. Pretty sure it had some impact since those were the only sat 2s I had and they require 2 but recommend 3.
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  • hoyasaxacchoyasaxacc 41 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I would just inform them your taking the sat and too again, and maybe rush scores if you want
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