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Does a sibling alumni count as legacy?

samshan3samshan3 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
edited June 2012 in Northwestern University
I'm an up and coming senior and am starting the application process for colleges. My sister just graduated from NU this year.

I know parents who attend the university carry weight in the admission decision, but could a sibling possibly up my chances? She was very successful academically, if that counts for anything.

My stats are similar to hers when she applied, but I have noticed a trend at Northwestern where each year it gets harder and harder to get in.
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Replies to: Does a sibling alumni count as legacy?

  • jrparjrpar Registered User Posts: 2,135 Senior Member
    My understanding is that being a sibling does count. Not a lot, but some. There are a lot of sibling pairs at Northwestern.
  • nugraddadnugraddad Registered User Posts: 1,332 Senior Member
    My son was admitted ED, and his big sister was a 2009 grad. Although I have to say my sons grades, scores and batting average were all higher than his sisters...

    "Back in the day", D was one of 2500 admits with 10,000 apps. Last year, S was one of 2500 with 32,000 apps. Pretty scary stats, but S wanted NU ever since jr high, so ED was an easy decision for him.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
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