College Admissions Info

Northwestern University, ‘18
BA, Statistics, Organizational Behavior Studies, Psychology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

Hey everyone, I'm a current Northwestern student (Class of 2018, although I may finish up a little early) and I absolutely love it! Admissions really is a tough time, so try to keep your head up and don't be afraid to take chances.
From: Bloomfield , Michigan
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Both Parents, Grandparent, Sibling, Other Family Member
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, Emory, WashU, UMich
Denied At:
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Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

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High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Baseball
Extracurricular Activities: School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, Debate Club/Team, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, National Honor Society, Church
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Study/travel abroad
659 Words
Going away was the easy part. An eighteen-hour jaunt spanning three intimidatingly massive airports, 5,472 miles of the Pacific Ocean, and the dreaded customs and immigration line now seems insignificant compared to the 45-minute car ride back home from my familiar Detroit airport. As the expression goes, hindsight is 20/20. And in hindsight, coming back from Japan was what finally opened my eyes. In the traditional sense, I was an adult long before my six-week tenure in Nagoya as an exchange student....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
261 Words
Why Northwestern? Any school, but especially Northwestern, is difficult to summarize. Balanced, spirited, laidback, ambitious; although true, each word generalizes the depth of the overall university experience. Two descriptors stand out above the rest, however: flexible and magnetic. For me, the major draw of Northwestern is the unparalleled flexibility afforded by the quarter system. As someone who is passionately interested in multiple subjects ranging from statistics and chemistry to international relations, I’ll need academic flexibility in order to pursue...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
502 Words
I’ve always had a penchant for numbers and a strong “business sense,” but until recently, I never seriously considered pursuing business. While the potential rewards for commonly envied business careers, such as investment banking or corporate entrepreneurship, are undoubtedly enormous, nothing about the business world seemed particularly glamorous to me. Specifically, compared to scientific or medical fields where groundbreaking research is the norm, business initially appeared to be little more than a life of institutionalized hoodwinking and professional moneymaking. ...

College Admissions Advice

My favorite course thus far, and why
70 Words
Take upper level humanities, political science and history courses, even if intro courses are recommended. As long as you can handle...

What I’d change about my application process
200 Words
As you're applying and trying to game the system (loading up on AP's, upping test scores, doing everything in your power to make your app likable), keep in mind that universities are doing the exact same thing. In other words, they are trying just as hard to protect their yield, lower admissions rates, up graduation rates, increase the percentage of...

Why I declined other schools
78 Words
At the end of the day, I went with my heart and with Northwestern because it felt the most like home. Once you...

How I chose schools to apply to
98 Words
Honestly, I applied to any school that I thought I might actually go to that sounded interesting, and money aside, I suggest you do the same because you never...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
98 Words
First, make sure the story is compelling, and make sure you are actually telling a story. That being said, don't lie and don't be trite, and for the love...