Early Decision Applications Reach All-Time High

<p>More than double the number of apps from only five years ago…</p>

<p>[Early</a> Decision Applications Reach All-Time High: Northwestern University News](<a href=“http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2012/11/early-decision-applications-reach-all-time-high.html]Early”>http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2012/11/early-decision-applications-reach-all-time-high.html)</p>

<p>Early decision applications at Northwestern are up for the eighth consecutive year, with the number for the Class of 2017 so far totaling 2,625 and representing a 7 percent increase from last year.</p>

<p>The rising number of students committing early to Northwestern – and to Northwestern only, if admitted – follows the record number of applications received overall for last year’s class. Applications topped 32,000 for the Class of 2016, the most academically gifted in the school’s 161-year history.</p>

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<p>Northwestern President Morton Schapiro reflected upon the Northwestern difference in the fall issue of Northwestern, the University’s alumni magazine: </p>

<p>“Northwestern is likely one of very few institutions that can claim to have had its students, faculty or alumni win all of the following: Nobel Prizes, Academy Awards, Tony Awards, Rhodes Scholarships, MacArthur ‘genius grants,’ Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards and World Series and Super Bowl rings.”</p>

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<p>For the eighth year in a row, Northwestern is among the top 10 producers of U.S. Fulbright grant recipients at the nation’s research institutions, according to a ranking published in the Oct. 24 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.</p>

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<p>“Sixty-five percent of Northwestern students graduate with more than one major – with a double major or a major, minor and a certificate or various other combinations of studies – sometimes in completely different fields,” added Christopher Watson, dean of admissions at Northwestern.</p>

<p>Thanks for sharing that info. I assume the ED numbers will make it even harder for my son who will be applying regular decision. We visited Northwestern last year and loved it but he also fell in love with a bunch of BFA programs at other schools. Northwestern may be a bit of a reach for him anyway. I'm sure he will end up where he belongs in the end.</p>

<p>Best of luck to your S! We have a S applying RD this year as well (not for MT) and know how competitive it's gotten out there recently.</p>

<p>That said, we figure all they can do is put themselves out there and see what happens. Having watched many kids go through the MT process over the past few years, in spite of all the in-process angst it really does seem that most kids are ultimately very happy wherever they end up.</p>

<p>Maybe our kids will be classmates in coming years, but in any case I hope you all experience some good bonding on the road to wherever he lands!!</p>