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Northwestern Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

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  • PrtzDCPrtzDC 12 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Same here. Still nothing.
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  • ehy101ehy101 4 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    How do you accept your financial aid package? I keep clicking "accept all" but it's not doing anything.
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  • PPofEngrDrPPofEngrDr 785 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    @MidwestTwinMom If i were you, i would pick up the phone and call them.
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  • MidwestTwinMomMidwestTwinMom 11 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    @PPofEngrDr Son called first thing this morning and got voicemail. I emailed and was told the awards will be posted by the end of the week and that awards would also be mailed home.
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  • PPofEngrDrPPofEngrDr 785 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    @MidwestTwinMom probably little bad timing this morning as Spring quarter begin today and everyone is back on campus.
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  • MidwestTwinMomMidwestTwinMom 11 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    @PPofEngrDr I get it. I just wish everyone had access to their awards at the same time, in the interest of fairness.
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  • dancegirl28dancegirl28 47 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    hey everyone i was admitted and don’t know that much about the school. i am a very social person and really like big sports schools but feel that i can’t pass up an opportunity like northwestern. does anyone know what the social scene is like on campus (parties, sports, etc.) because id like to enjoy my four years along with getting a good education. thanks you guys!
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  • PPofEngrDrPPofEngrDr 785 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    @MidwestTwinMom to be fair, it really doesn't change the outcome as it goes clearly by numbers unless there is something missed or not provided by an applicant, certainly adds to the misery. Are you still having issues with award?
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  • KillBillFan22KillBillFan22 23 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @dancegirl28 Northwestern is D1 for sports so they're pretty much the same as any "big sports school" you could find. From what I've heard most people there are very social and Chicago is right there so there's tons of access to concerts, restaurants, etc. in the city.

    That's a I know sorry!
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  • PPofEngrDrPPofEngrDr 785 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    @dancegirl28 search NUDM online.
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  • hope2BBadgerhope2BBadger 6 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    I am baffled by the acceptance criteria. My kid has a perfect GPA with 34 ACT, 11 APs (so far all 5s) so far logged 900 medical hours as a CNA (going premed); captain of DI sports team; NHS and other school leadership groups; “best essay English. teacher has ever read” - app in by Nov. 1st YET denied?
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  • TheGuy1TheGuy1 926 replies5 postsRegistered User Member
    @hope2BBadger The number part of the app is just a hint as to the academic performance of the child there.

    The rest's (EC's and awards speaking for talent, perseverance, passion and so on, and essays speaking for personality, thoughts) worth is determined by the adcom. By worth here I refer to its added value in context of the vision of the formed class they have in mind. THe vision is unkonwn, but some schools publish an article hinting/describing it after the RD dec. date (maybe a specific article, but mostly the article for the press saying 'how competitive this years pool was, how many applied and so on). Hence, the concept of a fit arises. Many kids with awesome grades dont get in, many with not-so-good ones get in. Its highly perspective based, highly "subjective" in the sense that you should be a good match as a mixture of all ur components of the app to the overall image they have in mind when forming a batch.

    Hope this helps, but this is what I used to laugh at, gathered throughout, and now fully believe.
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  • hope2BBadgerhope2BBadger 6 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks.NW not the top choice anyway, so all is well. Just confusing because this student is so well rounded I don’t see how they can tell if “there’s a fit”. (Obviously a biased mom but I too work as a college instructor, so the process frustrates me when you see someone who would offer so much get overlooked.
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  • TheGuy1TheGuy1 926 replies5 postsRegistered User Member
    @hope2BBadger I get what you mean.

    I get the frustration. Most apps are at the end of it, but learn to get over it and make the most of the opps at hand too.

    THe 'fit determining part' is mainly due to an app fitting in a changing/same set of criteria that is decided by the adcom each year. If an app abides by the criteria (gets maximum/ a lot of similarity) made by an incoming-class-vision in mind, its a yes... if its just abiding... a WL and so on...
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  • PublisherPublisher 7598 replies79 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited April 12
    @hope2BBadger: Maybe your username had something to do with the decision ?

    @dancegirl28: Great timing. Northwestern's football team should do well over the next three years due in large part to the redshirted QB.
    edited April 12
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  • PPofEngrDrPPofEngrDr 785 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    @hope2BBadger its not that your kid is not smart, certainly kid has credentials and would do better wherever go, rather there may be more qualified students from same high school or region and a college can't accommodate each and every student. Every year as parents, we have surprises, kids don't get accepted at colleges they expected and do get accepted at colleges they thought are reach for them. Sure there is something good out for your kid and kid will find place where feels happy.
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  • hope2BBadgerhope2BBadger 6 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks. Yes. Landed in a great spot.
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  • Mariposa2Mariposa2 15 replies7 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    The Daily Northwestern reported this week that the president of Northwestern reviewed 550 (!) admission applications for students, many wealthy and well connected. Northwestern PR team says they have "strong protections" to keep development department information from influencing admissions decisions, but the President's actions are a gapping loophole as he has FULL access to donor data. Contact the editor of The Daily Northwestern if you are demonstrably "highly qualified" via your stats for Northwestern - using Common Data Set information at 75%- and yet were denied. Please help us expose the "side door" admission scheme at Northwestern. Thanks!
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  • SpillinTeaLexiBSpillinTeaLexiB 2 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    According to my data, 9-10% of incoming freshmen are “undocumented aliens” (their words not mine) and there is a well-known goal to admit at least a quarter of the class as Pell-grant qualified students. So if anything, NU is not hell-bent on appeasing the wealthy. They don’t need to...they have a huge endowment and many large grants from alumnus who are well beyond having college-aged children.
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