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Does a sibling alumni count as legacy?

samshan3samshan3 37 replies13 threads 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.
edited June 2012
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  • jrparjrpar 2117 replies18 threads 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.
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  • nugraddadnugraddad 1325 replies13 threads 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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