NEWS BRIEF: Class size quickly approaches 2,250

Admissions officials said incoming deposits to attend GW are coming in “as expected.” As of Tuesday, the Admissions Office had received 1,885 deposits compared to last year’s 2,095 by that point.

Director of Admissions Kathryn Napper said in an e-mail that she still expects to receive enough deposits to reach the targeted 2,250 class size.

The University received 205 more deposits at this time last year and 2,566 freshman registered in the fall, far more than GW expected.

Napper said GW admitted 6,800 applicants, 40 percent of the 16,900 applications received this year. She said GW accepted 7,740 students last year, 48.5 percent of the 15,960 applications received.

Napper said she expects more deposits before the middle of May.

“Even though May 1 is the deadline to respond, students usually wait until the last minute to let us know they are coming,” Napper said.

She said the University allows deposits to be postmarked May 1,
meaning deposits could trickle in “for a few days” after the deadline.

So far, there deposits have arrived from every state with the exception of Wyoming, Utah and Mississippi.

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