GWU ED 1 Class of 2018!

<p>I have a hard time believing this information is credible simply because no one posted about getting an email yesterday, nor did GW post about it until today.</p>

<p>Yeah I haven't heard of anyone getting that email yesterday. That info doesn't sound accurate</p>

<p>I mean....ok?</p>

<p>I definitely believe there was an increase in applicants, though. Explains the delay.</p>

<p>I wonder if the acceptance rate will be the same considering the increase in applicants. Perhaps they'll spring for a larger class size...</p>

<p>Keep in mind another reason there could be the delay could be because of the fact that gwu pushed back there ED deadline this year due to common app problems.</p>

<p>What is the ED acceptance rate normally? I'm getting too many different answers.</p>

<p>I believe it's around 40%</p>

<p>Yes, it makes perfect sense to me that they needed more time since the deadline was pushed back. Really, the turnaround time on these applications was very short. GWU's early admit rate the past two years was 40% and 38% percent for 2013 and 2012 respectively according to the NY Times.</p>

<p>Accepted OMG</p>

<p>Accepted i cant believe it!!!!!</p>

<p>Accepted! So excited.</p>

<p>Accepted... I can't believe it! I am so excited...</p>

<p>So excited to be a Colonial! Raise High!</p>

<p>Copy, Paste the formatting. Please don't forget to remove the spaces!
*Stats only!!</p>

<p>[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted - CC*[/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted - SEAS
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[ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Waitlisted - CC
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[ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Waitlisted - SEAS
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[ size=+2][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected - CC
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[ size=+2][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected - SEAS
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<p>[ b]Objective:**[list]
[ *] SAT I (breakdown):
[ *] ACT:
[ *] SAT II:
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
[ *] AP (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] Senior Year Course Load:
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):</p>

<p>[ /list][ b]Subjective:**[list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Summer Activities:
[ *] Essays:
[ *] Teacher Recommendation:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Additional Rec:
[ *] Interview:
[ *] Supplementary Material:</p>

<p>[ /list][ b]Other**[list]
[ <em>] State (if domestic applicant):[</em>] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate):
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):</p>

<p>[ /list][ b]Reflection**[list]
[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:
[ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
[ *] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:</p>

<p>[ /list][ b]General Comments: **</p>

<p>Accepted</p>

<p>GPA</p>

<p>Sophomore+Junior Year : 3.14 UW 3.9 W</p>

<p>SAT</p>

<p>680 Reading, 700 Math, 670 Writing</p>

<p>95th percentile/2050</p>

<p>Strengths/Weaknesses</p>

<p>Cons:</p>

<p>Terrible Freshman Gpa that weighed me down .3</p>

<p>To many C's, again from Freshman year</p>

<p>Pros:</p>

<p>Great SAT score that really helped me out</p>

<p>Persistence.</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted - Elliott School</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] ACT: E:35 R:32 S:30 M:29
[</em>] Weighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.38
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): AP US History (4)
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP US Gov, AP Gov Comparative, AP Environmental Science, AP Japanese, Pre-Calc, Economics, High Honors English
[</em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Youth Medal of Honor for Cook County (Chicago)</p>

<p>[/ul]Subjective:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Art Magazine (Head Editor); Many service clubs; Peer Helping (Board Member); many other small organizations
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Full-time nanny over one summer
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service: Over 300 hours. I went abroad every summer to do service
[</em>] Summer Activities: Nannied, travelled
[<em>] Essays: Pretty darn good. Wrote abstractly about my hobby of doing puzzles.
[</em>] Teacher Recommendation: Really good... Both teacher loved me, don't really know why.
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Read it! Talked a lot about my high level classes and my bunch of service hours. Great.
[</em>] Additional Rec: Good! From the people I nannied for... They asked to adopt me like every day (as a joke).
[li] Interview: It went really well! I loved the admissions counselor for my region.</p>[/li]
<p>[/ul]Other[ul]
[<em>] State (if domestic applicant): Illinois
[</em>] Country (if international applicant): USA
[<em>] School Type: 4000+ student public school, very well known academically
[</em>] Ethnicity: White
[<em>] Gender: F
[</em>] Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): 200,000+
[li] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Nothing really...</p>[/li]
<p>[/ul]Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: Recs, service hours (and awards), essays
[</em>] Weaknesses: ACT, GPA, no sports
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I showed a lot of interest! It was my number one choice and I was pretty qualified I guess.
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to Fordham, U of Wisconsin, U of Denver</p>

<p>[/ul]*General Comments: * Elliott School of International Affairs! So excited to be a colonial :D</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted - CC</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 1980 (700 CR, 650 W, 630 M)
[</em>] ACT: N/A
[<em>] SAT II: N/A
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.76
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Government (5), AP Lang. & Comp. (4), AP United States History (4).
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP European History, AP Literature and Composition, AP Economics (Micro+Macro), AP Biology, and AP Psychology.
[li] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A</p>[/li]
<p>[/ul]Subjective:[ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Polish Cultural Society (Vice-President), Economics Club (Treasurer), Federal Reserve Challenge, Chess Club, and several other things.
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Worked for several political organization.
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service: Over 100 hours of volunteer work.
[</em>] Summer Activities: Attended most prestigious summer-program in state.
[<em>] Essays: I think both my Common App essay and my supplement were very strong, and I worked meticulously in ensuring they stood out.<br>
[</em>] Teacher Recommendation: Both were excellent, 5/5.
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Didn't have one.
[</em>] Additional Rec: Recommendation was from a former Princeton Professor. It was excellent.
[<em>] Interview: Interviewed on campus, went very well!
[</em>] Supplementary Material:</p>

<p>[/ul]Other[ul]
[<em>] State (if domestic applicant):[</em>] NJ
[<em>] School Type: Public
[</em>] Ethnicity: Caucasian
[<em>] Gender: Male
[</em>] Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): >40,000.
[li] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A</p>[/li]
<p>[/ul]Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: GPA, extracurricular activities, work experience, essays, and demonstrated interest.
[</em>] Weaknesses: SAT scores were not the strongest, and could have taken SAT IIs.
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: A lot of demonstrated interest. Overall, I think I really "fit" the student model GW was looking for.
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Rutgers University (safety). I never applied anywhere else since GW was my first-choice. </p>

<p>[/ul]*General Comments: I got excellent financial aid, and I'm very excited to be attending! *</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted - School of Media and Public Affairs</p>

<p>Objective:
ACT: E:35 R:34 S:30 M:24
Weighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.36
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 10%
AP (place score in parenthesis): English 11 (3), English 12, IB History, IB Music, IB Math
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Rotary Leadership, Mid-State Choir, Girls State
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Yearbook (Co-editor), JV tennis, piano for twelve years, club softball
Job/Work Experience: tutoring after school four days a week and during summer, office job summer of sophomore year
Volunteer/Community service: Not too many hours, in a few service related clubs but didn't really emphasize
Summer Activities: work
Essays: I'm real good at writin'. I made them all pretty witty, wrote my SMPA essay about Hillary Clinton and my admissions counselor told me she loved it.
Teacher Recommendation: Really good, I assume? I'm pretty sure one was pretty generic and the other was on a more personal level.
Counselor Rec: Didn't read it, and I don't really know her (I go to a pretty big school), but I'm sure it was okay.
Additional Rec: This is the only one I read and it was really good. My mom's friend is a college prof and helps me write papers and stuff so he wrote a great one.
Interview: Mine went really well. It didn't even feel like an interview; we mostly talked about my interviewer's daughter who is a GW student.
State (if domestic applicant): Tennessee
Country (if international applicant): USA
School Type: 2000+ public school
Ethnicity: African American
Gender: F
Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): 60-70,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Nothing really
Reflection
Strengths: Awards, essays
Weaknesses: ACT, GPA
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I showed plenty of interest while still remaining really laid back. Like I wasn't too obsessive in my interview or essays but I definitely made it clear that I was interested! I also told about how it had been a dream of mine since I was thirteen and got sick in the Marvin Center bathroom. haha
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted to University of Alabama, and that's it!
General Comments: Super excited! Good luck to everyone else!</p>