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Soo I'm quite anxious to know whether or not I should give a shot at NU because I know I'm not the smartest in my class and I also know that NU is very hard to get accepted into! So I would appreciate very much if anyone would give me some advice on what to do to improve and if I should give it a shot because it would be worth it! So here are the stats:
HS class 2010
In-state (in IL), I don't know if this matters but I know some colleges are more leniant to those who already are in state
I'm planning on applying ED to northwestern as well
I feel that I can write a very good essay for my college APPS too so that should be in consideration..
Class Rank - top 20%, working on that this year to be top 10%..lots of hard work to do!
GPA - 5.0
ACT - 29, but I'm in an ACT class right now targeting the Oct. 25 ACT and hoping to get a 31-33 range!
Classes (for JR year)- Fashion merchandising (FACS required), AP English, AP U.S., Phyics, Spanish IV, Honors Precal
..I've been in regular spanish and sciences for all 3 years..
E.C.- Student Council representative 3 yrs (still going), School newspaper - features editor, 2 years(next year probably editor in chief), Class Officer - spiritmaker, 3 years still going(voted on), Athletes Committed to Excellence2 years still going, Peer Leadership Network2 years still going, Hornet Habits 1st year, only jrs/srs(leadership program), Diversity Club 1st year, and soon to be (not started until JR year winter) National Honors Society, very involved in badminton at my school- hoping to go to state this year! (3 yrs+)
I'm hoping to major in Journalism and maybe Mass Communications... let me know if you have any advice or let me know of my chance at Northwestern please!