College Admissions Info

SamAtNU
SamAtNU
Northwestern University ‘17
BA,

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm just a goon exploring life at Northwestern.
From: Studio City , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: Parent
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 2 schools
Accepted At: Northwestern, Tulane
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

2200
SAT
Highest SAT: 2200
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High School Performance

4.00
GPA
Top 5%
Rank
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Debate Club/Team
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College Application Essays

541 Words
Comprehension falters—I don’t know what the word means. The significance of the sentence hinges upon its meaning. The computerized definition is vague. I reach for my Merriam-Webster. Suddenly it all makes sense. I tack on word and definition to the ever- growing list by my desk, and then search synonyms to integrate semantic subtleties into context. Some of these synonyms are new too; my list grows. Words enthrall me. They are simply combinations of sounds varying in length...









Additional Essay Details:
100 Words
A good essay is one that shows who you are and why you are special. Try to avoid common, repetitive topics. The personal statement is, in my opinion (and the opinion of my college counselor), the most important part of a college application. It is your one shot to make yourself stand out from the crowd as someone who has something interesting and unique to bring to the school you are applying to. The essay is what separates a good...



College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
73 Words
I used a private college counselor in my area who I found extremely helpful. There are many advantages to this and I highly recommend it. She helped me figure out which schools I wanted to apply to, streamlined the entire application process, helped me fine tune all my essays, kept me on track, and acted as a buffer between me...



What I like about my school’s location and culture
124 Words
There are so many great things about Northwestern, not the least of which is its location. Evanston is a great college town with endless restaurants, bars, stores, entertainment, etc. Having a CVS, Whole Foods, Cinemark, and a Burger King all within walking distance is really great. Chicago is just a 30 min train ride away and has endless things for you...



What set me apart from other applicants
72 Words
I think that what set my application apart was how well rounded it was. It is great to have really good grades or be really involved or have a great essay, but ultimately top tier colleges are looking for people who check all the boxes. A prime applicant is someone who has good grades, good test scores, a great essay,...



My advice about getting recommenders
98 Words
Find important figures in your life that know you well to write your letters of recommendation. It is good to have very different people write them so that colleges can get different perspectives of you. I had my calculus teacher who I was in an accelerated 2-year program with write one, and my philosophy teacher who was also my debate...



Why I ultimately chose my school
182 Words
The factors that ultimately went into my decision to come to Northwestern were: academics, size, location, culture, and opportunities. You want to go to a school that will give you a great education in whatever field you are interested in. I wasn't (and am still not) sure what I'm interested in, and NU has phenomenal programs in every department so...