Do you think I can get into NU?
(NU = Northwestern)
-high school junior (Class of ’12)
-from the Midwest (Michigan)
-GPA: 4.35 (3.75 unweighted)
-all honors/AP core classes
-major extra-currics: Yearbook (Editor-in-Chief), Tennis, Forensics (broadcasting), Robotics, National Honors Society
-ACT score: 32
-volunteer work: summer 2011 trip to Haiti (where I will additionally be able to practice my French), relief work in Detroit, local art center summer camp counselor, Safety Town summer camp counselor (over 200 hours total)
-work experience: babysitting (so far)
-interested in engineering; will most likely apply to the school of engineering
-sufficient writer (for the essays)
-good student; my teachers will probably write me good reccommendation letters 🙂
Thanks in advance!
1. Accept 26% of applicants
2. 80% of first year students are out of state students
3. 54% of the middle 50% who submitted their ACT scores in the range of 30-33
4. A note about the college’s admission requirements: Academic record, essays, test scores, activity record, school recommendations important
If you write a good essay, have recommendations from your teachers in high school and keep your grades the way they are you will get into Northwestern University. When you write your essay make sure you tell them why you are different from all the other really smart applicants that apply to their college. Also, take a visit of the college (if you haven’t already) and see what it looks like.