Should I apply to northwestern?

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dabbadon8
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Should I apply to northwestern?

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:54 am

3.49/173 As a splitter I had planned on blanketing the t-14 from CCN on down. Right now I am looking at a list of 17 schools. I am wondering if I should apply to northwestern with their $100 app fee. I am straight out of undergrad and feel that given northwestern's reputation I could be throwing away the app fee. If I end up getting a fee waiver I will of course apply, but barring that, do you think my chances of admission make it worth paying the app fee?

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Re: Should I apply to northwestern?

Postby ncct07 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:34 am

Chances are good that you'll have a fee waiver with your LSAT score.

And probably a WL decision. Punch your numbers into LSN....reported acceptances this cycle with your numbers have all been WE candidates.

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Re: Should I apply to northwestern?

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:14 am

I mean that is what I am talking about... Am I so likely a WL that it makes paying the 100 not worth it? (if I have to)?

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Re: Should I apply to northwestern?

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:00 pm

any other advice?

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Re: Should I apply to northwestern?

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:02 pm

dabbadon8 wrote:any other advice?


I'd personally apply. You aren't really a strong candidate there, but I heard anecdotal evidence that they strongly desire applications with high LSAT's, especially 173+. If you're interested in going there, I would throw them an application. It's only ~$80 (or whatever it is). If you're not interested in going there, don't apply.

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Re: Should I apply to northwestern?

Postby Spykuh » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:17 pm

Not sure if anyone on this thread knows, but does Northwestern do merit-based fee waivers? I heard that they sometimes do hidden waivers? Does anyone have an actual answer?

I'm in a similar position as OP as I'm applying to attend straight out of undergrad, and I'd rather not spend the app fee if I can avoid it.




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