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Northwestern Interview

Postby RLowry23 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:55 pm

I did a search, albeit not a very good one, for this question so if it was already answered and you could direct me to it, that would be great but -

Does EVERYONE get an interview with Northwestern?

It is a super reach for me (163, 3.5 - I have taken the LSAT twice and have never scored higher than a 165 on my practice tests). I applied to Northwestern early on, and have heard back from a ton of schools with lots of scholarship money.

Obviously, if I got into Northwestern I'd have to consider the opportunity with my stats.

But, is it worth my time to take off of work to do the interview? Can it make that big of a difference?

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby d cooper » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:09 pm

They seem to see it as a very important part of the admissions process, and skipping it can only hurt you. There have been people admitted this cycle without an interview, but they were at or above both medians.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby SweetTort » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:10 pm

Are you are a URM?

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby Clearly » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:12 pm

The interview is given to just about everyone. I have to be honest, I don't think it's worth taking off work for in your case, unless urm.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby RLowry23 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:17 pm

Clearly wrote:The interview is given to just about everyone. I have to be honest, I don't think it's worth taking off work for in your case, unless urm.


Should have clarified, non-URM.

Thanks for the honest advice, it's good to hear.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby kenwash » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:19 pm

Clearly wrote:The interview is given to just about everyone. I have to be honest, I don't think it's worth taking off work for in your case, unless urm.

Just curious, why unless URM?

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:20 pm

kenwash wrote:
Clearly wrote:The interview is given to just about everyone. I have to be honest, I don't think it's worth taking off work for in your case, unless urm.

Just curious, why unless URM?

I think clearly meant that his stats are so low it wouldn't be worth the time for an interview. If he was urm, he would get a boost that might make it worth his while.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby kenwash » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:22 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
kenwash wrote:
Clearly wrote:The interview is given to just about everyone. I have to be honest, I don't think it's worth taking off work for in your case, unless urm.

Just curious, why unless URM?

I think clearly meant that his stats are so low it wouldn't be worth the time for an interview. If he was urm, he would get a boost that might make it worth his while.

Got it, thanks!

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby Clearly » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:24 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
kenwash wrote:
Clearly wrote:The interview is given to just about everyone. I have to be honest, I don't think it's worth taking off work for in your case, unless urm.

Just curious, why unless URM?

I think clearly meant that his stats are so low it wouldn't be worth the time for an interview. If he was urm, he would get a boost that might make it worth his while.

As cold as it is, that's pretty much it. It sucks, but at some point you gotta weigh the benefits against the costs, and I think the odds are bad enough that I wouldn't recommend losing a days pay to find out.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby Clearly » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:32 pm

Also, don't just base your decision on what I say, I'm just saying personally, I wouldn't (and didn't) interview.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby cron1834 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:26 pm

Edit.
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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:27 pm

cron1834 wrote:Funny enough, I just posted about the NU interview procedure in the NU app thread. Yesterday was apparently the deadline to request an off-campus interview, though I was advised in some PMs to request this anyway. I'm at 3.95/168 plus two masters' and 3-4 years WE. Not to turn this into a chances thread, but should I pursue this?

Masters doesn't matter, WE does. Your stats are good (reverse splitter with a still decently high LSAT). I would pursue it if I were you. Dat 3.95 will help a lot.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:27 pm

cron1834 wrote:Funny enough, I just posted about the NU interview procedure in the NU app thread. Yesterday was apparently the deadline to request an off-campus interview, though I was advised in some PMs to request this anyway. I'm at 3.95/168 plus two masters' and 3-4 years WE. Not to turn this into a chances thread, but should I pursue this?


Yes.

ETA: scooped much more nicely by crumps.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby cron1834 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:30 pm

Thanks, ya'll.




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