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stereostaticxxstereostaticxx Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
edited February 2011 in Northwestern University
I know that these threads are fairly unrelaiable, and I almost never do this, but I can't quite gauge my own chances at Northwestern.

GPA: W: %100 UW: %96


ACT: 31


Rank: Top 5%

Small school in Western New York, Somewhat Competitive
White Male

ECS with number of years in parentheses:
(4)President of Drama Club (Tons of Leading Roles)
(4)President of Senior Choir (Went to All-State and had many solos)
(1)President/Founder/Conductor of a Community Service A Cappella Choir, Notoriety (which raised over $300 for the Food Bank of Western New York)
(1)Vice-President of DECA (Came in First Place for Regional Restaurant Manager Competition)
(2)Treasurer of National Honor Society
(1)Treasurer of Students Against Destructive Decisions
(2)Captain of Masterminds (Academic Competition Team)
(4)Jazz Choir
(1)Key Club
(3)Ski Club
(1)Peer Tutoring
(3)Musical Production Group (Leading Roles)
and a couple more.

2 Leading Roles this year: (Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Jesus in Godspell)

RIT Computing Medal
Semifinalist in Coca Cola Scholars Competition
Lewiston Porter's DAR Good Citizen

3 years of All-County Choir
3 years of Area-All State Choir (Soloist)
1 year of All-State Choir
Started own clothing company (Ghost Clothing Co.)
Designed Web Sites

1: Fantastic! 2 pages long, and extremely personal, combines academics and dramatic performance
2: Very good, Well written and discusses academic promise
3: Discusses musical performance and leadership potential, extremely sweet and personal

Fairly personal, Says something about me, slight disadvantage because I have never visited the school, but will be visiting soon! Discusses how Northwestern was the first school I ever wanted to go to.

Major: Computer Science

Well, whaddya guys think?
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  • stereostaticxxstereostaticxx Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    I should also add that I have taken an extremely rigorous schedule, which meant opting not to have lunch or study hall periods. I will end highschool with over 32 credits. I have taken 8 APS (World History, English Lit, English Lang, Govt and Economics, Phsyics, Calculus, Psychology, US History) and many more honors classes, but also alot of unique electives (Web Design, Digital Imaging, Drama I and II)

    I also have maintained a job for four years in which I was promoted from maintenance, to busser, to host, to junior manager. Next month, I will start serving.

    I have also interned at the Local Chamber of Commerce in Web Design, and have worked at Polo Ralph Lauren.
  • WCASParentWCASParent Registered User Posts: 2,103 Senior Member
    How did you do on the APs from prior years?
    Also, did you submit the ACT? I would not have, as your SAT is much better. (If you did, don't sweat it.)
    I think you are a solid candidate. It would be better if you had visited the school, because declarations of love sound less convincing from someone who's never seen NU.
    Good luck.
  • stereostaticxxstereostaticxx Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    My APs are only so so (3s on my two history exams, 4s on my psych and english ones, can you tell social studies arent my strong suit?)

    And I totally agree about visiting, which is why i will be visiting the school in march. do you think i should make an effort to notify the admissions office about that?
  • GracesEkphrasisGracesEkphrasis Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    I had similar stats and I got in ED, so you've got a pretty good shot. My AP scores were better, but I took fewer of them, so it all evens out. Good luck!
  • stereostaticxxstereostaticxx Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    anyone else? :D
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