Class of 2010 Breaks Record for Academic Achievement
Incoming freshmen, pictured here on GW’s Mount Vernon
Campus, have set a new standard for academic achievement.
The nearly 2,400 members of GW’s
incoming freshman class boast a
level of academic achievement
unprecedented in the University’s
history. Their average SAT score is 1920.
The University accepted 37 percent of
the 19,500 applications it received for
the class of 2010.
The incoming freshman class is
extremely diverse with students
hailing from all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, and nations across the
globe. African Americans and Latinos comprise 12 percent
of the class, while the number of international students
coming to GW this year increased by nearly 20 percent.
President Trachtenberg addresses the class of 2010 at Colonial Inauguration.
Many of this year’s entering freshmen also excelled
outside the classroom. Half of the class of 2010 participated
in a varsity sport; 14 percent served as editors-in-chief of
their school newspaper, literary magazine, or yearbook; 16
percent participated in debate; and 64 percent in
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is welcoming
the students who have chosen to call GW ‘home’
for the next four years,” said Stephen Joel Trachtenberg,
president of the University. “Each student truly is exceptional
in his or her own way, and I am always invigorated by their
enthusiasm, energy, and ultimately their contributions to
our campus community and the city of Washington.”
Also among the incoming class are several students with
unique talents and experience: a U.S. junior female archer,
a software company owner, and an understudy for the San
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