michellenu
michellenu,
Northwestern ‘15
B.S., Communication and Media Studies, , Marketing
Hi! Northwestern '15, great writer, better talker.
Features Included
6
Essays
20
Schools
6
Scores
5
Advice
3
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown New York, New York
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken French, Russian, Hindi

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Binghamton University - SUNY (Binghamton, NY)
  • University at New Paltz - SUNY (New Paltz, NY)
  • University at Albany - SUNY (Albany, NY)
  • McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Applied for a B.S. in Communication and Media Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Both Parents + 1 more

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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Trust the Trip People talk about how Canada is cold year-round, but skidding in my socks on a polyfoam mat laid across the gravel of my summer camp in Ontario, I might as well be in São Paolo, because every five seconds I brush my left hand across my forehead to wipe away more sweat. Meanwhile, my right hand is occupied with a four-pound rapier hilt, a purple string tied around the pommel identifying it as mine. As I...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
293 Words
If you walked into the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library last spring and tried to find a book about Dante's Divine Comedy, the elderly librarian would regretfully tell you that some overachieving high school student had checked them all out and reserved them for the next few months. Sorry for the inconvenience, but that was me. Last year, I wrote a research paper about Dante's Inferno in the context of its author's exile from Florence. While...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
145 Words
If I wrote my memoir today, I would call it "Unbated." In fencing, a bated sword is one with a bead on the tip to keep it blunt, so that the fencers will be safe in case of an accident. I don't fence, but I do a lot of stage combat, and I use bated swords in choreographed fights. A bated sword is really a safety net, and while I settle for bated rapiers in stage combat, I try to...
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Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
510 Words
I met Alec in the winter of my sophomore year. The contrast between us (our “otherness” to each other) was clear from the moment I saw him. It was a weekday afternoon in November, just after school dismissal, and students were milling around the school lounge. I had started on my homework, while Alec was dancing on his toes around the room, announcing in song to his friends, “I love Shakespeare!” I ended up formally meeting Alec later that week –...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
330 Words
Dear Future Roommate, I hope you don't mind me reading by flashlight at night as I try to finish one more chapter – actually, the entirety of whatever book I'm reading on any particular day. Or that I sing pretty much 80% of the time when I'm at home and not doing anything – not in the Snow White whistle-while-you-work sense, more in the sense that I love singing, really love it, and I don't think I'm that good at it but it's...
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
309 Words
I could tell you a million stories about why I want to attend Stanford. I could tell you about the time I toured the school with my sister in sophomore year and was struck by how nice everyone was, how everyone seemed laid-back and friendly (and decidedly Californian). I could tell you about the time I attended a Stanford Leading Matters conference in Boston and how moved I was by the video of these different undergraduate students and their respective...
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General Admissions Advice

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
17 Words
Greek life. Definitely the biggest....
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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
39 Words
Competitive, curious, smart, focused, stressed. Northwestern has a ton of really smart...
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What I’d change about my school if I were student body president
53 Words
Better mental health services are a must. Also better diversity trainings at the beginning of freshman...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
64 Words
I interviewed for Northwestern, Stanford, Tufts and Skidmore. Possibly others that I can't remember. Each time the school-specific questions...
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Recommended summer activities during high school and college
58 Words
If you can afford it, take pre-college classes. They don't have to be in subjects that will...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.80
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 1%
 
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Some good some bad
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest SAT
2130
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1480
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details3 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesGay/Straight Alliance, Model Congress / Model UN, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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