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Medill Admissions Question

BustlesBustles Registered User Posts: 318 Member
edited August 2008 in Northwestern University

It's my understanding that when you apply to Northwestern you apply to a certain school of Northwestern--ideally for me, the school would be Medill, and I'm wondering if, due to the concentration in journalism, weaker stats in the maths and sciences are more likely to be overlooked than if the school were not so specifically humanities-oriented? Any input's appreciated. Thanks.
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Replies to: Medill Admissions Question

  • atardecer0atardecer0 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    Yes, you apply to the specific school in which you want to enroll, in your case Medill. I'm not sure I understand the second part, but there is greater emphasis places on writing and english skills, not necessarily lesser emphasis on math and science. It really depends on how "weak" these stats are.
  • mondieumondieu Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    I think that's the case. I managed to get into Medill, and I only had a 26 on Science and 27 on Math, as opposed to a 33 on English, a 35 on Reading, and a 750 on the Literature SAT.
  • lovemomlovemom Registered User Posts: 305 Member
    mondieu, did you have prior journalistic experience in any media or other national awards in your academic areas. Also did you take the SAT I also or just the ACT?

  • _taryn__taryn_ Registered User Posts: 242 Junior Member
    I got into Medill with weaker math and science test scores and grades (some B's in AP classes, 27 Science on ACT, etc.), but a lot of strong scores in English-related stuff and leadership experience in journalism. I have a feeling that they're mainly looking for people who have potential as journalists - and that's not necessarily reflected in your math score on the SAT.

    That said, you should be well-rounded, of course. But don't worry if your math/science abilities aren't up to par with your writing and reading skills.
  • mondieumondieu Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Not really. I did take the journalism course offered at my high school, but I never really received any recognition, besides having a few fluff articles published in local newspapers. In fact, I was originally enrolled in Weinberg and requested a transfer to Medill.
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