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Chance for Northwestern ED

JLBball5JLBball5 Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
Hello all,

Northwestern is my #1 choice and I wish to apply ED. I'm interested mainly in Industrial Engineering, but I'm worried my stats are too low for mccormick and I'm willing to major in Econ as well. My father also went here for grad school so I'm a legacy. Should I apply ED to McCormick or Weinberg? Also what are my chances at Northwestern ED?

Major: Industrial Engineering & Management Science
State: Ohio
School: Very Competitive Public
Ethnicity: Black and Asian
Gender: XY
Class: Rising Senior
GPA: 3.99 W and 3.6 UW (Yikes)
PSAT: 1420/1520, track to be commended scholar
ACT: 31 (yikes), retaking in September
Subject tests: Math 2 - 780, US History - 720
AP: AP US History (4), English (4), Economics (4,4), Calc BC (3), AB sub (3), Physics (2) (yikes) (not sending physics)
Awards: Honor Roll, Scholar Athlete, Academic
Medallion, Salute to Excellence, Varsity Letters, Leadership Certificates, etc.


Honors Algebra 2 - A
Honors English 9 - B
Physical Science - A
World History - A
Spanish 2 - A
Electives - A


Honors Pre Calc - A
Honors Bio - A
Honors Chemistry - A
Honors English 11 - B
Spanish 3 - B
AP US History - B
Electives - A


AP Calc BC - B
AP Physics 1 - B
AP Economics - A
AP English 11 - B
Spanish IV - A
Electives- A


AP Statistics
AP Psychology
AP Chemistry
AP Spanish
AP English 12

As one can tell, my GPA is on the lower end.


In school

Basketball - lettered sophomore year, won division 1 districts, really big part of my life, takes up LOTS of time
Track - lettered sophomore year, won division 1 districts, takes up LOTS of time
African American Culture Club - Co founder and Vice President,
Diversity Acceptance Program - Vice president,
Youth For Christ - Vice President,
Selected freshmen mentor
S.P.L.A.S.H - Selective program for leaders within my school
Principal Advisory Board
Pre Medical Society

I'm trying to start STEM UP Club in my school, see below.

Out of School

Director at Be The Change Venture - non profit with goal to empower youth by teaching networking skills, I have blogs on our website also
Junior Ambassadors - Volunteered 109 hours at Cleveland Clinic main campus in the summer
Research Assistant - Assisted post doc at Case Western Reserve's biomedical engineering lab (WHY I LIKE BME), showcasing my research at competitions at case and entering Intel
Marketing Director for DifferentLikeYou.com - summer internship at non profit - website for kids with disabilities
Business Intern at Artificial Intelligence Laboratories - Interned at firm based in San Francisco
Council Member at the City Club of Cleveland - year round
Intern at the Diversity Center of NEO
Discover U in Business at Miami University
Look Up to Cleveland Program

STEM UP - It's not official yet, but I'm trying to start a non-profit that educates URMs in inner city schools about STEM careers. Hopefully, this can be done

Replies to: Chance for Northwestern ED

  • doorrealthedoorrealthe Registered User Posts: 454 Member
    edited August 11
    Your stats put you in the lower end of applicants for Northwestern. But, if you apply ED, have a legacy (are you sure Northwestern will give you legacy status if you dad went to graduate school?), apply as black (are you half and half? If so, apply only as black), and write thoughtful essays, you have a decent shot of getting in.
  • JLBball5JLBball5 Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
  • WCASParentWCASParent Registered User Posts: 2,088 Senior Member
    Your scores and GPA are not high for NU
  • perspectivestudeperspectivestude Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    @WCASParent would someone with a 4.0 uw and 35 ACT and 700+ on two subject tests applying ED be in a good spot applying to Weinberg?
  • johnjayluvrjohnjayluvr Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Your scores and GPA place you on the lower end for NU, but you've taken tough classes and earned a decent amount of As in them. Your ECs seem really cool and should set you apart from other applicants. I think you should apply to the school you feel most passionate about, not the one that's easiest to get into. Your genuine love for McCormick will show in your supplementals, and I've heard NU weighs supplemental essays heavily.
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