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(I tried to post this in the DePaul thread, but no one replied, so I came here--hopefully that's ok; I'm a new member.)
I'm a junior in high school from Illinois and I can't decide if Northwestern or DePaul would be a better fit for me (or if it would even be possible to be admitted to NU). I'm currently ranked 3rd in my class (out of 400). I'm predicted to get a 28-32 on my ACT, although hopefully that'll improve after practicing and studying for it. I'm taking 3 APs this year (which is as many as one can take in my high school, except for 4 students in an engineering program), and I've had straight A's all through high school thus far. My ECs aren't bad; 3 (will have 4) years of tennis, french club, 3 years of DCP/SAFE (promoting substance-free teens), 3 years of volunteering at a local museum, and I work part-time in a law office.
I'm not exactly sure what I want to do, but it'll probably something along the lines of communication, journalism, marketing, etc.