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Got into Northwestern for CS with a Low GPA. ASK ME ANYTHING!

CCadmin_SorinCCadmin_Sorin 2727 replies290 threads Community Manager
Zai Dawodu is a senior who recently graduated from Maryland. She has a 3.62 GPA and 1460 SAT score. Her extracurricular activities vary from Varsity fencing to working at a Swiss chocolate store.

@Doodoo27 applied to a lot a lot of schools (20+) and was accepted into 10 and waitlisted at 2.

The full list of schools she got into:

NYU( 30th in the US, 15% acceptance rate)
RPI(Got Scholarship)(55th in the US)
UofW ( 6th in the US)
UMD (16th in the US)
Penn State(30th in the US)
UPitt(Got Scholarship)(49th in the US)
Baylor(Got Scholarship)
Fordham(Got Scholarship)
Juniata(Got Scholarship)
Robert Morris(Pennsylvania)

She recently got off the waitlist for Northwestern so for now she plans on attending Northwestern to study Computer Science,

Zai plans on starting a college admission series on her youtube, so make sure to ask her all your questions!
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 4923 replies86 threads Senior Member
    edited May 21
    A 3.62 is not a 'low GPA', which a number of posters mentioned on doodoo's thread. Not sure CC wants to be advertising that as a low GPA.

    Also, doodoo is hooked, which I expect at least partially explains her results.
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  • sonatarhiasonatarhia 16 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Can you share the name of the youtube channel? TIA
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  • HopefulRealist1HopefulRealist1 3 replies1 threads New Member
    What do we you think set you apart from other applicants?
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