Chances for Northwestern?

<p>Indian Asian Male, located 45 minutes from the school
GPA: Weighted top 10%
SAT I: Waiting on results, they'll be here this friday. 1st attempt, 1370.
ACT: 33</p>

Scholastic Bowl 4 years, captain of both JV (soph year) and Varsity (senior)
Forensics One Year
National Honor Society
Robotics club
Science Club
Eagle Scout
Many volunteer hours with park districts, through boy scouts, etc.
National Merit semifinalist (probably a finalist, score of 219)</p>

2 very good recs, one from a department chair</p>

Have held 2 part time jobs, one as a cook at target, one as an english tutor/teachers' aid at a private academy (current)</p>

<p>Bump? Please help, I'm pretty nervous about this. By the way, NW has been named as my first choice school for national merit.</p>

<p>I'm not sure, I think that you have AN ok chance, I mean better than me! Any leadership roles in any of the clubs that you were in? JW and not to be of any offense, but why is your SAT I score so low, in comparison to your ACT score and your National Merit Qualification score? JW...once again. If I HAD to put a percent on it you have about a 65% chance. It just seems that you're not that active in school. Do you have like a life story like your parents were straight from India (shoe-in if so)? 65% is good...compared to everyone else.</p>

<p>Gl! :-d</p>

<p>Well, I've been an active leader in boy scouts for the last 3 years, and the SAT score was kinda a fluke. I'm fairly confident that the next one will be much better, however.</p>

<p>I also forgot to include 1 (soon to be two) year of worldwide youth in science and engineering competition.</p>

<p>Adn well, my parents are 1st gen immigrants, and worked their way up (my dad used to be a fryer cook). I've also moved around quite a bit, so I have a good amount of exposure.</p>

<p>I was a founding member of science club, as well.</p>

<p>Thanks for the questions, I appreciate the help very, very much.</p>

<p>Also forgot somewhat obvious info, I'm in the toughest track my high school has to offer.</p>

<p>I think if you would of said that other stuff, I would say that you have a GREAT chance :-D</p>

<p>bump, I'd really like some input, thanks.</p>

<p>bump? Your input would really be useful.</p>

<p>having a job, being an eagle scout, and being an EC leader (founding clubs etc)? ECs seem great.</p>

<p>Maybe more info on academics, but for NW i'd say you're a lot more prepared than my friends who got in.</p>

<p>Just write a great essay and you will be in pretty good shape. Being an eagle scout helps a lot, luckily for me as my grades aren't quite as good as yours. You might want to take some SATIIs, especially math iic if your planning on going into engineering. Your only downfall might be the fact that you are asian and male, as it is becoming progressively harder for white and asian males to be accepted to selective schools, they're just to over represented. Other than that your stats and ECs look great (an ACT of 33 is the equivalent of a 1470), so make sure your essay is great and you'll have as good a chance as anyone. Good Luck.</p>

<p>Updated: I received a 1530 on my last SAT, so that takes care of that problem. Any other opinions?</p>

<p>bump! This is basically the only school I REALLY want to get into.</p>

<p>you're in with the 1530</p>

<p>You are in really good shape. Write a good essay. The fact that they have their own topics instead of using common application should tell you how seriously they look at essays. Don't stress out about it though; have fun with it instead.</p>

<p>Don't worry, I would say it is almost a definite that you will get in. I know people that got accepted with a lot fewer credentials than you.</p>