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09/04/2019

Who went to/attends Northwestern U?

QUESTION
Who went to/attends Northwestern U?
NU had been my dream college since middle school. I’m a freshman in high school.

What extracurriculars did you put on the resume? Your class rank? Any helpful information would be really appreciated! 🙂

Thanks in advance!

ANSWER
I was accepted to the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern last spring, but I didn’t attend. It was just too much money for me to go (I went to Mizzou instead).
But anyway, these were the credentials I had for getting accepted.
I went to a fairly prestigious public school in the Chicago suburbs. I got a 34 on the ACT. My class rank was 18 out of 891 or something. My extracurriculars included working on my school’s literary magazine for 4 years. I was in band playing the flute for 4 years. I took French classes for 4 years. I was also involved in the YMCA Youth and Government Program for 2 years. Umm…I did some community service with my brother’s boy scout troop and I was working a part-time job from the summer after my junior year up until I graduated.
I think one thing that really matters getting in was just to show a consistantly strong academic record and a genuine interest in something else. I was really passionate about doing literary magazine. They never tell you why you get in exactly, but obviously having strong essays really helps because Northwestern has a special extra set of them which included questions like Which fictional character would you want to room with?
Anyway, I hope this helped you in some way. Good luck with your high school career and remember to do things that make you happy.