Matt Rist

Acceptance rate hits historic low

The University’s acceptance rate has hit an all-time low, an official said Wednesday, dropping 5 percent over the last year. Executive Dean for Undergraduate Admissions Kathryn Napper said GW accepted a record-low 31.5 percent of applicants this year, down from 36.5 percent in 2009. Napper added that the acceptance rate has hovered between 36 percent […]

Web site leaves applicants waiting

Reported technical issues left a number of the 18,840 regular decision undergraduate applicants unable to access their admissions decision as they expected last Thursday afternoon. Like many applicants for the class of 2014, Amit Paul checked his e-mail Thursday afternoon to find an invitation to view his application status online at 6 p.m., but Paul […]

Battle of the Bands raises funds for St. Jude’s Hospital

Five bands rocked the Marvin Center this weekend at Epsilon Sigma Alpha’s fourth annual Battle of the Bands, a community service event held to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. About 300 people attended the event, which raised “several thousand dollars,” ESA President Hope Tenenbaum said. Tenenbaum, a senior, said the fourth […]

CCAS advisers say services are underused

Tucked away in an office on the first floor of the Academic Center, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences adviser Michael Gabriel says he is ready to help students find a major, fill out law school applications or any task his six appointments of the day may require. But last Monday, four of the six […]

Veteran program grows, payment delays remain

Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program at GW has grown 12 percent since its inception last fall, but an administrator said Tuesday that tuition payment delays by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continue to plague the program. Andrew Sonn, director of customer service initiatives for Student and Academic Support Services, said 20 more veterans […]

Columbian College to double advisers

Correction appended In an effort to improve its widely criticized academic advising system, the University announced plans Friday to double the number of undergraduate advising staff in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences; create an advising committee with representation from all undergraduate schools; and speed up the implementation of a degree auditing system. The […]

No number given for those affected by e-mail gaffe

The University has still not released the exact number of prospective students who mistakenly received a congratulatory e-mail from the University’s Office of Admissions earlier this month. The confusing e-mail sent on Feb. 4 to Early Decision II applicants – which congratulated recipients on their acceptance to GW, even though some had already been told […]

SAC looks to track down Haiti funds

Student organizations raised more than $7,500 for relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, but at least one organization has yet to deposit its raised funds, a GW official said Tuesday. Executive Director of the Student Activities Center Tim Miller said his office is taking an active role in tracking down smaller fundraisers by […]

Admissions gaffe confuses applicants

GW mistakenly sent an e-mail letter of acceptance to a number of Early Decision II applicants last Wednesday – after the students had already received a letter of rejection – a top University official said last week. Executive Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Kathy Napper said Wednesday the mistake affected a “very small number” of applicants. […]

School image draws in class of 2014

GW had a record-breaking year in admissions, receiving 3 percent more applications than ever before despite having one of the nation’s highest tuitions, and some students from the class of 2014 said the school’s image, campus and academic offerings made it a viable choice despite an economic downturn. After a 3 percent increase in undergraduate […]