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Northwestern Class of 2023 ED Results Thread

StanfordGSB00StanfordGSB00 79 replies7 threads Junior Member
edited December 2018 in Northwestern University
** REMEMBER to remove brackets before posting! Good luck everyone! NOTE: This thread is for RESULTS ONLY. General discussion should be placed in other threads.

[ size=6][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=6][ color=yellow][ b]Decision: Waitlisted[/b][/color][/size]
[ size=6][ color=red][ b]Decision: Rejected[/b][/color][/size]

[ b]Objective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW):
[ *] ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci):
[ *] SAT II (Type, Score):
[ *] Weighted GPA (out of ??):
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
[ *] AP (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
[ *] Senior Year Course Load:
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):
[ /list]

[ b]Subjective:[/b]
[ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Summer Activities:
[ *] Essays:
[ *] Teacher Recommendations:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ /list]

[ b]Other[/b]
[ list]
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Assets:
[ *] Property:
[ *] Extenuating Circumstances:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
[ /list]

[ b]Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:[/b]
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  • vvtuavvvtuav 32 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    Decision: Rejected
    School: Weinberg

    Objective:
    SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW): 1530 (780M/750RW)
    ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 34C
    SAT II (Type, Score): 730 Math 2
    Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.84/4
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.62
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History – 5, US History – 5, Human Geography – 4, European History – 4, English Language – 4, Psychology – 4, Art History – 4, Chemistry – 3, Spanish Language & Culture – 3, Statistics – 3

    Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc BC, AP Macro, AP Gov, AP Bio
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Commended, AP Scholar w/Distinction, National Spanish Exam Silver Medalist


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): FBLA (parliamentarian/historian, 2 yrs), alto saxophone (7 yrs)
    Job/Work Experience: cardiologist shadowing (40 hrs)
    Volunteer/Community service: CPR certification initiative (50 people certified so far), cardiovascular rehab center volunteer (40 hrs), Key Club (3 yrs)
    Summer Activities: STEM Research (320+ hrs), various summer programs at T20 schools
    Essays: Common app was pretty unique imo; Why NU was specific and showed my fit; EC essay was about my CPR initiative and really personal
    Teacher Recommendations: Chem - average/generic; Spanish - not the best probably, English is her second language
    Counselor Rec: pretty good, we had a friendly relationship and she knows me on a more personal level


    Other:
    State (if domestic applicant): TX
    School Type: public
    Ethnicity: South Asian
    Gender: M
    Income Bracket: 500k+
    Extenuating Circumstances: none
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: I was most likely rejected because of my low UW GPA, which was mainly caused by a drop in grades junior year, as I had taken 5 AP's and did not handle them well. I learned too late that it is the unweighted GPA that counts more than the weighted.
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  • pillow234pillow234 1 replies0 threads New Member
    [ size=6][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color][/size]

    [ b]Objective:[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW): N/A
    [ *] ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 34 (34, 10, 35, 31, 34, 34)
    [ *] SAT II (Type, Score): N/A
    [ *] Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.36/5
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.97/4
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/486
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): World History (5), Calc AB (4), Physics 1 (3) (I took these all sophomore year so these weren't very good)
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis): Chinese SL (6), Math SL (6)
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: IB History HL, TOK, IB Biology HL, AP Statistics, IB Business Management HL, IB English HL
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A
    [ /list]

    [ b]Subjective:[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): DECA (Chapter Officer) 8th at ICDC, 1st & 4th at State, FBLA (Chapter Officer) 2nd & 3rd at State, NHS, Model UN, Unified (mentors sped students for sports),
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: Private tutor practice (10+ clients)
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: Teaching assistant at non-profit that works to improve tech literacy in underprivileged schools, bluebird monitoring watch volunteer, volunteer tutor at school
    [ *] Summer Activities: Northwestern CPP program (took a macro class there), internship at consulting firm junior year summer
    [ *] Essays: Why NU?: 10/10, very specific and well written Common App: 10/10 unique and about my background connecting to what I want to study
    [ *] Teacher Recommendations: 7/10: history teacher, knows me but not super close 8/10: english teacher, knows me well-ish and is really eloquent in her writing
    [ *] Counselor Rec: 7/10: didn't know her super well but I did know her but it probably wasn't very personal
    [ /list]

    [ b]Other[/b]
    [ list]
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): Colorado
    [ *] School Type: Public (about 2000+ people)
    [ *] Ethnicity: Asian
    [ *] Gender: Female
    [ *] Income Bracket: ??
    [ *] Assets: ??
    [ *] Property: ??
    [ *] Extenuating Circumstances: N/A
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A
    [ /list]

    [ b]Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:[/b]
    I think my Why NU essay was really specific and my common app was pretty strong. Not sure what would've made my application particularly stand out
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  • hgby2008hgby2008 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited December 2018
    [ size=6][ color=green][ b]Decision: Accepted[/b][/color][/size]


    bObjective:/b
    list
    * SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW): 1550 // 760 R 790 M // 18 Essay
    * ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): Didn't take
    * SAT II (Type, Score): 800 Math II 740 WH 720 US History
    * Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.35
    * Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.87
    * Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 24/800
    * AP (place score in parenthesis): 5(Calc BC, AB Subscore, US History, Statistics, Research, Environmental Science, Lang) 4(Human Geography, Computer Science Principles), 3( World History, Computer Science A, European History)
    * IB (place score in parenthesis):School didn't have it
    * Senior Year Course Load: GaTech Dual Enrollment Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus, AP Art History, AP Research, AP Lit, AP Macro Economics, AP Physics C, AP Gov
    * Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Merit Semifinalist, National AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction
    /list

    bSubjective:/b
    list]
    * Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Mock Trial (Captain), Gender-Sexuality Alliance(VP and President), Social Studies Honor Society(Co-President), American Politics Club(11th: Co-VP and Co-Founder), Student Council
    * Job/Work Experience: Internship for David Kim for Congress, Intern for Stacey Abrams for Governor, Paid Canvasser for Aisha Yaqoob for Congress, Intern for a civil litigation law firm
    * Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer for The Georgia Democratic Party, Volunteer for Forsyth County Peer Court, Volunteer for MentorMe North Georgia (tutoring kids)
    * Summer Activities: mentioned above
    * Essays:
    Common app 7/10 it was generic- basically talked about how the difference between mine and my parent's political opinions
    Why Northwestern: 8/10, was really specific towards my academic goals, listed the clubs and academic programs I wanted to join as well as specific classes
    * Teacher Recommendations:
    6/10 my APUSH teacher and Student Council sponsor, known her for all 4 years, she's pretty stoic so I'm not sure if she even liked me, and she wrote 10,000 others so she probably didn't spend much time on mine
    7/10 AP Lang teacher and GSA Sponsor, known her for all 4 years in High School
    * Counselor Rec: 5/10 new counselor
    /list

    bOther/b
    list
    * State (if domestic applicant):GA
    * School Type: Large Public
    * Ethnicity:Asian
    * Gender:Female
    * Income Bracket: 150K
    * Extenuating Circumstances: N/A
    * Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): im gay lmao
    /list

    b Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:/b It showed throughout my ECs and my essays that I was really interested in studying political science. My stats could have been stronger, but my abundance of internships definitely made up for that.
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  • lacancaplacancap 2 replies2 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted (Weinberg)
    Objective:

    SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW): 1560, 8/8/7, 36, 800, 40
    ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 35, 10, 36, 35, 35, 35
    SAT II (Type, Score): Math 2 800, World History 790, Physics 770, Lit 760, US History 760
    Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.28
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Calc BC + Subscore, Comparative Government, Psychology, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics, Physics 1, World History (All 5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: Multivariate Calculus, Intro to Linear Algebra, Elementary Differential Equations (through cc), AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science, AP Literature, AP US Government, Debate, Newspaper, Yoga, Teacher Aid.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National AP Scholar, PSAT Semifinalist


    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Debate (captain), Amnesty International (VP), MUN (VP), Newspaper (Editor).
    Job/Work Experience: n/a
    Volunteer/Community service: Coached MS debate, canvassed for multiple political candidates
    Summer Activities: debate camps for ~60% of summers, national democrats summit meeting junior-senior summer, boys state junior-senior summer
    Essays: Personal Statement 9/10, narrative about queerness/politics; why nu 6/10, was really strong and specific but had a glaring grammatical typo lol
    Teacher Recommendations: Econ Professor 10/10 (highest grade in 10 years of teaching that class at college), History Teacher 9/10 (also advisor for amnesty), Debate / English teacher 9/10
    Counselor Rec: 7/10, large school but kind of remembered me


    Other
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: +200k
    Assets: Don't know
    Property: Don't know
    Extenuating Circumstances:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): idk not much i'm queer LOL

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments:
    APs + SAT scores + very specific / arcane programs I am very very interested in
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  • tennisnerd123tennisnerd123 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted


    Objective:
    • SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW): 1470, 670 combined CR and CW, 800 Math
    • ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 35, 8, 35, 36, 34, 35
    • SAT II (Type, Score): Math II: 800; Chemistry: 700
    • Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.9/5
    • Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0/4
    • Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
    • AP (place score in parenthesis): 5: Calc AB, BC, AB subscore, Stats; 4: Bio, Chem, Comp Sci Principles; 3: US history, gov (didn't send)
    • IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    • Senior Year Course Load: Econ, AP Physics 1, AP Latin, AP English Language, Anatomy, band
    • Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): umm not really besides Ap scholars and stuff

    Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): band (officer and section leader), piano, tennis, latin club
    • Job/Work Experience: Tutor
    • Volunteer/Community service: Hospital, some Indian organization.
    • Summer Activities: Research at Case Western, band camp, tennis practices.
    • Essays: Common app: 9/10 it was pretty unique; why NU: 8/10 well organized; extracurricular: 7/10 it was about band.
    • Teacher Recommendations: I didn't read them but they have all had me for at least 2 years so I'm assuming they were good.
    • Counselor Rec: He's helped me through a lot of scheduling conflicts so he knows me well.

    Other
    • State (if domestic applicant): ohio
    • School Type: public
    • Ethnicity: Indian
    • Gender: Female
    • Income Bracket:
    • Assets:
    • Property:
    • Extenuating Circumstances:
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: Demonstrated interest probably helped me a lot.
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  • expat1219expat1219 3 replies1 threads New Member
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    Decision: Accepted
    School: School of Communications (Theatre)

    Objective:
    SAT: 1550 C, 770 Math, 730 R/L
    ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 34C
    SAT II (Type, Score): 770 Math 2, 780 Biology
    Weighted GPA (out of ??): n/a
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9/4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    AP (place score in parenthesis): World History – 5, Psychology-5, Language and Composition-5, Calculus AB-5, Biology-4

    Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, AP Lit, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP US History, IB HL Year 1 Chemistry, IB HL Year 2 Theatre
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/a


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): International Thespian Society (president, 1 year), National Honor Society (2 years), Tri-M Music Honor Society (2 years), APAC/Varsity Choir (3 years), APAC/Varsity Theatre (1 Year), 7 Productions as actor/director/stage manager
    Job/Work Experience: Piano teacher to elementary school students (1 year)
    Volunteer/Community service: Club to sponsor homeless shelter (president/secretary, 2 years), volunteer teaching choir at migrant school (2 years)
    Summer Activities: Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Musical Theatre (6 week program), Berklee college of Music songwriting program, Broadway Student Summit program, NSLC Program-Theatre at Fordham University
    Essays: Common App essay on expat experience, NU essay discussing specific programs at northwestern and "the and"
    Teacher Recommendations: Statistics-teacher who saw me struggle as a student but I ended up getting an easy A and 5 so pretty well rounded
    Counselor Rec: I'm assuming pretty good, but I moved going into my senior year so he didn't know me that well


    Other:
    State (if domestic applicant): international
    School Type: private
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket:
    Extenuating Circumstances: none
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

    I also submitted a supplement for Musical Theatre Certificate audition, so the SoC saw part of my application. I also got to meet personally with 3 teachers at Northwestern, 2 in theatre and 1 in psychology (my intended double major).
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  • tanay_sri123tanay_sri123 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted
    School: Beinin School of Music, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

    Objective:
    SAT: didn't submit
    ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 33C
    SAT II (Type, Score): didn't submit
    Weighted GPA (out of ??): n/a
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.6/4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    AP (place score in parenthesis): None

    Senior Year Course Load: Abstract Algebra and Group Theory, Advanced Topology (math as well), Advanced Engineering and Design, Computer Programming: App math and AI, Advanced Jazz Improvisation, Modern Comparative Literature.
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/a


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): lead jazz drummer for school band (numerous gigs, tours, raised money, won small competitions etc), jazz bass teacher for the middle school band, JV and Varsity Squash, Ultimate Frisbee (Captain), the board of school magazine and beatnik cafes,

    Job/Work Experience: Internship at a startup tech company, CEO fellowship at Cirque Du Soleil

    Volunteer/Community service: helped elementary school kids practice speech every week during freshmen year

    Summer Activities: NEC Prep, Harvard SSP, Jamey Aebersold Jazz, numerous gigs, traveled with family

    Essays: Common App essay showing the contrast of my technical and artistic sides, NU essay discussing why I liked northwestern

    Teacher Recommendations: not sure, submitted 2 but idk how good they were

    Counselor Rec: I'm assuming pretty good

    Other:
    State (if domestic applicant):
    School Type:
    Ethnicity:
    Gender:
    Income Bracket:
    Extenuating Circumstances: none
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none

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  • yaycollegeappsyaycollegeapps 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted
    School: McCormick

    Objective:
    SAT: 1570 (790 math, 780 reading)
    ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): (35, 36, 35, 36, 33)
    SAT II (Type, Score): 790 Math, 750 Chem, 770 USH
    Weighted GPA (out of ??): 4.78 out of 4 (ap is 5, honors is 4.5)
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5% at least
    AP (place score in parenthesis): 5s on world, chem, apush, bio, macro, micro, calc bc (ab subscore)

    Senior Year Course Load: ap psych, ap physics i, linear algebra/multivariable calc, ap lit, ap compsci a, ap chinese, pltw engineering design & development

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): none

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): women empowerment in STEM club (board member, various duties), christian fellowship at hs (co-president), 4 yr varsity golf (co-captain), some other stuff
    Job/Work Experience: worked full time over summer at env engineering firm doing administrative stuff/field work
    Volunteer/Community service: 3 yrs volunteering at hospital, 3 yrs as small group leader for middle schoolers at church, over 200 hours of volunteering
    Summer Activities: golf all summer 3 years, interned full time this past summer
    Essays: 9/10, talked about a lot of different parts of myself, i'm a decent writer
    Teacher Recommendations: 7/10, not really sure
    Counselor Rec: 6/10, counselor is new, but my golf coach helped her with it

    Other:
    State (if domestic applicant): il
    School Type: large public
    Ethnicity: asian
    Gender: girl
    Extenuating Circumstances: none
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): double legacy, parents are involved alums
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  • lancmomlancmom 16 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted
    School: Weinberg

    Objective:
    SAT: 1520 (790 math, 730 reading)
    ACT: n/a
    SAT II (Type, Score): 760 Math 2, 720 Biology
    Weighted GPA: school doesn’t weight gpa
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.94
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): school doesn’t rank
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Physics (3), Calc AB (5), Biology (4), Eng Lang (5), US History (3)

    Senior Year Course Load: AP Psych, Calc BC, Spanish, Eng Lit, Statistics; MUN; Shakespeare; chorus

    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): AP Scholar with Distinction

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Government, 4 yrs (class president senior year); Spirit Club, 4 years (head senior year); Drama Council, 4 years (VP senior year); Student Ambassador, 3 years; Varsity tennis, 4 years (captain jr and sr years); take ASL classes outside of school

    Volunteer/Community service: camp counselor at summer camp for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities; community youth tennis leadership team and camp counselor; Special Olympics tennis assistant coach (received 3 Outstanding Community Service awards from school for 50+ community service hours/year)

    Essays: 9/10, Why NU focused on research opportunities
    Teacher Recommendations: 9/10
    Counselor Rec: 10/10 she knows me really well

    Other:
    State (if domestic applicant): PA
    School Type: small private
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female
    Extenuating Circumstances: none
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): most likely wasn’t a factor, but my grandfather earned his MBA there and I attended an InFocus seminar this past summer (which helped with my Why NU essay)

    Why do you think you were accepted/not accepted?
    Honestly, I am surprised I was accepted, but I do think I have a lot of depth to my extracurriculars and am very focused on working with youth with special needs (I applied with an intended major of neuroscience).
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  • wildcatz23wildcatz23 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Accepted
    School: Weinberg

    Objective:
    SAT I: 1560 (800 Math, 760 English)
    ACT: 36 (35 Math & Science, 36 English & Grammar)
    SAT II: 800 Math 2, 800 Latin, 760 Literature
    Weighted GPA: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.9
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Physics 1 (4), Latin (5), US History (5), European History (5), Lang & Comp (5)
    Senior Year Course Load: Honors Latin, AP Biology, AP Psychology, AP Calculus BC, AP Literature
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): N/A

    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Latin club, tutoring, volunteering, brief summer internship, summer jobs. Most clubs and activities were started during junior year.
    Essays: Common app 8/10, Why NU 8/10 (Highly specific and talked about personal experiences at NU)
    Teacher Recommendations: Very good, they both knew me well and I'm confident they said really, really good things about me as a person and student
    Counselor Rec: Good, she knew me and liked me a lot.

    Other:
    State (if domestic applicant): IL
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket: 150-200k
    Extenuating Circumstances: N/A
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: Did not expect to get in, as there is nothing about me that really *stands out* too much. However, I did get to meet with a professor in my intended major department which A) helped me write the Why NU, B) helped me decide on applying ED, and C) showed a ton of demonstrated interest. Highly recommend reaching out to professors as they (in my experience) are welcoming and friendly. Go cats!
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5356 replies78 threads Senior Member
    @wildcatz23 Nothing that makes you stand out?

    1560 and 3.9uw and really good recommendations and you met with a professor in your intended major.

    “Out of the 1.67 million test-takers, 7441 scored the same or higher than you.”

    Congrats. And the other 1.61mm other students with a profile less stellar than yours are not surprised either.
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  • halfaxahalfaxa 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Decision: Deferred
    School: Weinburg

    Objective:
    SAT I (Comp, Essay, CR, M, CW):
    ACT (Comp, Essay, Eng, Math, Read, Sci): 33C, 35E 30M 35R 33S
    SAT II (Type, Score): didn't take oops
    Weighted GPA (out of ??): ~4.6
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.96
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 16/400 something
    AP (place score in parenthesis): APES (4), AP Studio Art (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): full IB courseload
    Senior Year Course Load: HL Chem, HL Bio, HL Lit, HL HOTA, SL Mathematics, SL French, TOK, AP Art History
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): no big ones?? just some competition awards in clubs


    Subjective:
    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Speech and Debate (MS Program Director), HOSA (treasurer, qualified for internationals), Science Olympiad, Academic WQ
    Job/Work Experience: Work at grocery store 15h/w during school year (and a lot over the summer), competitive internship at art gallery last summer
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer every week tutoring refugees, peer tutoring in chem, miscellaneous volunteering and w/ clubs 150h
    Summer Activities: workiiiing
    Essays: CA 8/10 (pretty risky style/subject). Northwestern 9/10. I really thought it showed my passion for this school.
    Teacher Recommendations: Both are teachers that like me a lot. English/French.
    Counselor Rec:


    Other:
    State (if domestic applicant): NC
    School Type: Public Magnet
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): absolutely none

    Why you think you were accepted/not accepted and general comments: I'm too well rounded, took a risk w/ my essays, and didn't submit SAT IIs. I was initially super disappointed but I love UNC too so it's cool it's cool
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  • bob123451234534bob123451234534 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Hey guys,
    So, I got accepted to Northwestern University Class of 2023. But, I am still in high school and want to drop a course I am currently taking in high school. I was wondering if Northwestern would rescind my application if I drop Band and take on Art. I am looking for a Northwestern student, admissions officer, or just someone who knows the answer. My counsellor says I shouldn't email Northwestern asking for the answer because it puts a target on my back. I would basically be saying "I want to slack off." Is this true?

    Thank you in advance
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  • goodschoolboundgoodschoolbound 10 replies12 threads Junior Member
    hi i have a question. I am applying ED next month but I am not sure about the financial aspect. I won't get too much money from financial aid, but I was wondering do they give some merit scholarships?
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  • 4gsmom4gsmom 767 replies26 threads Member
    hi i have a question. I am applying ED next month but I am not sure about the financial aspect. I won't get too much money from financial aid, but I was wondering do they give some merit scholarships?

    They give NO merit aid. I was just at a school visit taking notes as a parent rep for our counseling department and the AO made that very clear: they will meet all demonstrated need, but NO merit aid.
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  • goodschoolboundgoodschoolbound 10 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Hi. Is the Founders Scholarship also merit based? This is what I found on the website:
    Summary: Northwestern created the Founders Scholars Program in 2007 to honor the nine individuals who founded the University in 1850.
    Eligibility: Awards are offered each year to a select group of incoming students from middle-income families. Award criteria include academic credentials, student essays, recommendations, leadership experience and potential, and academic interests. There is no application for this scholarship – eligibility will be determined during the normal financial aid review process. Renewal beyond the freshmen year requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0, which is reviewed on an annual basis. Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time to maintain eligibility. (Please note: Any reduction in tuition charges may result in a reduction of scholarship funds. Please review the Enrollment Status page for more information)
    Award range: $13,200 average award. These scholarships are renewable for four years if students maintain the academic requirements noted above.
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