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Northwestern Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

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Replies to: Northwestern Class of 2023 Discussion Thread

  • PPofEngrDrPPofEngrDr Registered User Posts: 761 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.
  • hope2BBadgerhope2BBadger Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Thanks. Yes. Landed in a great spot.
  • Mariposa2Mariposa2 Registered User Posts: 22 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!
  • SpillinTeaLexiBSpillinTeaLexiB Registered User Posts: 3 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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