GW misrepresented admissions and financial aid policy for years

The University admitted publicly for the first time Friday that it puts hundreds of undergraduate applicants on its waitlist each year because they cannot pay, contradicting statements administrators made as recently as 2012 attesting that the University remained need-blind. About 10 percent of applicants shift from “admitted” to “waitlisted” if they need more help from GW to pay their tuition bills.