Chance me for Northwestern!?
White Male, First generation college student
Class Rank: Top Decile (no exact rank) (3%)
Public MA HighSchool
SAT: 2120 800 math, 690 CR, 630 writing (hopefully more schools look at SAT like Cornell, Math/CR which is a 1490)
SAT II: 800 Math 2, 720 USH, 700 Math I,
ACT: 34 Composite 34 math, 34 science, 33 english, 36 reading
Varsity athlete/starter in both football and baseball
Executive board of NHS; created school's first community service fair (attended by hundreds of students)
100+ hours of community service at various events and specifically at local children's museum over 2 year+ span
Math Club/Chess Club
Spent last summer in a research lab at UConn experimenting with BioNanomaterials
School recipient of numerous community service/leadership awards, as well as Cornell Book Award
Statewide recipient of community service award
AP Scholar/ NMSQT commended
Alumni Interview: Connected very well with interviewer; same sort of applicant
Why Northwestern: Strong; drew upon experience at NW football game when I was younger
Main CommonApp: Edited by former NW and current BU staffmember; impressed
Uncle formerly worked in Admissions and Aunt worked as Assistant AD
I am applying to enginering and specifically the chemical engineering programs.
Also, school allows students to only take AP's junior and senior years. I took 3 jr year, USH, Stats, and English Language. 4,5,4. This year, I take Calc AB, Chemistry, Government, and Spanish Language. School does not carry Calc BC. All of my other classes are honors level.
My school’s GPA system is so volatile so that I won’t even bother giving my GPA, but the unweighted is almost 4.0. Both my unweighted and weighted GPA’s have significantly increased each year of highschool, even as my classes have become more difficult.