what is unbelievable to me about chances threads are some of the people that post them. no offense jtjz, but i think you know that you are a strong candidate anywhere you apply. you are clearly a very intelligent person; intelligent enough to analyze your own candidacy at NU or any other school- probably better than me and most other posters on this site. then again its fine to get opinions... it's not fine to look for acclamation, however.
good luck with all your goals.