National and international students celebrate their acceptances to GW.
Thousands of high school seniors from all 50 states and 80 countries received exciting news in their email inboxes on Friday afternoon after the George Washington University sent out its regular decision notifications telling students about their acceptances.
This year, the university admitted about 9,000 total students. Twelve percent of the students are international, and 34 percent are multicultural. In all, 19,780 students applied for admission to GW.
The incoming Class of 2019 represents a talented and diverse mix of athletes, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and social justice leaders. Several students have competed at the national and world level in a variety of sports, including tae kwon do, artistic roller skating, power lifting, rock climbing and Irish dance. One student admitted to GW is the founder of “ihoodie”—a company that makes hoodies for your iPad—and another is the CEO of a private chef company. Other students have founded or re-established societies at their high schools, such as a chapter of the Triple Helix Society, which encourages the analysis of social issues in science, and the Gay Straight Alliance. One admittee edits audio books for the Jewish Braille Institute, and another has produced more than 40 short films.
GW is looking forward to welcoming admitted students to campus during “Inside GW” days on April 10, 13, 17, 20 and 24. During these days, they will have the opportunity to meet professors, tour freshman residence halls and hear from current Colonials about their favorite “Only at GW” moments.
Moments after decisions were released the #Classof2019 shared their excitement across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Take a look at some of our favorite reactions: