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Prospective ED applicant (class of 2016)

RaichuRaichu 166 replies42 threads Junior Member
edited January 2011 in Northwestern University
Hi! College applications are approaching for me! There is something that attaches me to NU, and I plan on applying ED.

GPA:
Freshman Year 4.0/4.0 [Rank #10/739] 4 honors/2 regular
Sophomore Year 3.67/4.0 [Rank #22/750] 5 honors/1 AP (3-APWH)*
Junior Year 4.0/4.0 [Rank ~#17/744] 1 honors/ 1 regular/ 4 AP (Calc,Stats,Chem,Spanish)**
Senior Year n.a/4.0 [Rank ~#13/750] 3 honors/ 3 AP (Enviro, Spanish Lit, European)
(I still have one more semester and will probably get all A's)
CUM GPA: 3.8962 (rounds to 3.9)
*I slacked big time and will be able to get better scores (4/5) in future APs.
**I am self-studying 2 APs (Econ Micro/Macro)

SAT:
PSAT: 183 (68M,52CR,63W) = Very Sick.
SAT: (just took) I think (~700M,~600CR,~750W) sigh.. Retaking for 2200~2300.
Subject: (in june) est. 750+ Math IIC, 750+ Chem

ECs:
[9-12]:
Business Club (VP-11th): State/Regional Awards, will be President next year.
Mentorship/Adivse Club (PR-9th): Nothing much, advice on HS and upper helps underclass.
Academic Decathlon: Due to early decision date, nothing noteworthy..
[10-12]:
Community Service: 500 hours in Nursing/Rehabilitation center.
Table Tennis Society
[11-12]:
NHS
(also Piano 10 years- 1 award from state program - Superior distinction)

Essays: Should be good, I will spend a lot of time on them.
Recs: Should be good.

My Concerns: My SAT is VERY LOW... and I am an unhooked applicant. What score do you think I need to a have a very competitive chance? 2300+? Does NU look at writing score?
edited January 2011
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  • RaichuRaichu 166 replies42 threads Junior Member
    Bumppppppp pl0x what score do I need to have a really good shot?
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  • WCASParentWCASParent 2095 replies16 threads Senior Member
    You are correct that your present SAT score could be a killer. The Math is okay, but the CR is pretty deadly for NU. (And no, writing won't make a difference.) Forget about what score you theoretically "need," just do your best and see what you get.
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