Northwestern Class of 2017

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MT Cicero
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby MT Cicero » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:51 pm

Mullens wrote:Has anyone applied to live at McClurg Court and also went on the Student Space housing during ASW? Did you have to pay the $240.00 just to apply or was part of this fee supposed to be waived. I went on the tour and filled out one of those postcards but lost the materials and wanted to double check before paying $240.00. I was in contact with Tyler at StudentSpace but he just forwarded me to someone at McClurg Court who hasn't been very helpful and just told me to apply on the website.


I have and paid the $240. I was informed that the larger amount ($165 I think?) was refundable, but not the remainder. I just wanted in early so I could get things settled early.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby herrowww » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Pishee77 wrote:They need to upgrade that library..


I say we nominate the library for extreme makeover.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:44 pm

They already have plans to revamp the library. They're removing 1/3 of the books and making more study areas and reducing those stand-alone shelf things.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby berndie90 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:51 am

Pishee77 wrote:They need to upgrade that library..


While some portions of the library are a bit dated, I think the pictures are a little unfair as to the condition of the library. Show us the lake view pictures on the top floor! Breathtaking.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:01 am

kenwash wrote:Looks like they're waiting until tomorrow to roll out scholarship decisions.. :(


but now tomorrow is today!

excited/nervous :?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:38 am

Good luck!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby d cooper » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:49 pm

Micdiddy wrote:They already have plans to revamp the library. They're removing 1/3 of the books and making more study areas and reducing those stand-alone shelf things.


The construction info on the site only mentions some added rooms and a circulation/reference desk overhaul. Glad to hear those particle board shelves may be getting some attention. What about the cubes?

rinkrat19 wrote:
d cooper wrote:I haven't seen any good shots of the library. There are some online of the staircase, but it doesn't really give a good sense of the space. I've been in the atrium for the interview, but I didn't have a lot of time to explore the campus due to travel.

This doesn't really factor into my decision either way — just interested in seeing more of the campus.


Couple of pictures of the main study area on the first floor of the library that I just took. 2nd floor is pretty much the same. Long row of large tables against the lake side windows, long row of carrells against the south side windows, warm sunny corner with soft chairs/sofas. There are more tables over on the north side of the first floor, and lots more carrells on all three floors, along interior walls. The third floor of the library has a smaller study area with a few smaller tables. As you can imagine, it gets more crowded towards finals, but while you may not get your favorite study spot every time, I've never not been able to find a spot, even if it's just a carrell away from the windows.

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Thanks for the photos! Does anyone use that chess set?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:53 pm

I'll play with you. It'll be a nice break from studying.

ETA: Seriously though, I love chess. Let's play.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:33 pm

I've never seen anyone using that chess set, but IIRC there's another one on the low shelves on the first floor of the library, where there's usually a game in progress with a card left behind saying which color's turn is next. I assume anyone can take a turn.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby berndie90 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:20 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
d cooper wrote:I haven't seen any good shots of the library. There are some online of the staircase, but it doesn't really give a good sense of the space. I've been in the atrium for the interview, but I didn't have a lot of time to explore the campus due to travel.

This doesn't really factor into my decision either way — just interested in seeing more of the campus.


Couple of pictures of the main study area on the first floor of the library that I just took. 2nd floor is pretty much the same. Long row of large tables against the lake side windows, long row of carrells against the south side windows, warm sunny corner with soft chairs/sofas. There are more tables over on the north side of the first floor, and lots more carrells on all three floors, along interior walls. The third floor of the library has a smaller study area with a few smaller tables. As you can imagine, it gets more crowded towards finals, but while you may not get your favorite study spot every time, I've never not been able to find a spot, even if it's just a carrell away from the windows.

Thanks for the photos! Does anyone use that chess set?


Believe it or not, someone actually asked that same question about the chess set on our ASW tour! They said no...haha. I think we need to get some students using it though. I would play too!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:28 pm

Anyone know when Northwestern's second deposit is due?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby feralinfant » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:58 pm

idk about the chess set in the library but at least one of my section mates plays chess with crazy russian people on the boards off the lakeshore trail. so there's always that too.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:06 pm

cotiger wrote:Anyone know when Northwestern's second deposit is due?

I can't find it on the website. Is there only one deposit? I can understand that, because it's definitely expensive enough as it is.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Marshmallow » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:32 pm

Any second rounders get a scholarship decision today? The email said April 14-18, right? :(

Eta: nvm just got it... Wonder if they are being less generous than with the first round
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:53 pm

Just got my scholarship notification. $0, lolz. Putting my Duke deposit in the mail. Good luck to you all!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby kenwash » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:02 pm

I was hoping for more :( . Does anyone have the link to the scholarship reconsideration page?

EDIT: Here it is.
https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... sideration

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby W$RKliveWELL » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:06 pm

keep negotiating guys they have money. Withdrew a couple days ago and left 120k on the table.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Hitchensian » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:16 pm

W$RKliveWELL wrote:keep negotiating guys they have money. Withdrew a couple days ago and left 120k on the table.


I don't mean to be cynical, and I'm not saying your advice is wrong either, but schools doubtlessly offer more scholarship money that they actually have available fully aware of the fact that X number of students won't accept. So just because you, and surely others, withdrew recently and left money on the table doesn't necessarily mean that they haven't exhausted their funds.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby suzige » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:29 pm

Honestly...you don't give a shit about what the library looks like when you're in there studying for hours at a time. Could it be sleeker, more modern? Sure. But you get over it...real fast. I'm not staring at the chairs or the shelves or the ceiling when I'm in there. Besides, the lake is there and that's what you should be looking at if not a book.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby kenwash » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:55 pm

Has anyone had any luck increasing his/her scholarship offer? Can you share your initial offer and by how much NU increased it? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to share it publicly.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby W$RKliveWELL » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:19 pm

Hitchensian wrote:
W$RKliveWELL wrote:keep negotiating guys they have money. Withdrew a couple days ago and left 120k on the table.


I don't mean to be cynical, and I'm not saying your advice is wrong either, but schools doubtlessly offer more scholarship money that they actually have available fully aware of the fact that X number of students won't accept. So just because you, and surely others, withdrew recently and left money on the table doesn't necessarily mean that they haven't exhausted their funds.


Let me be more specific. Keep negotiating because I was in a similar position where initially I started with a decent offer from NW but through negotiation got them to raise it twice. My advice was speaking to that and the money left on the table by those withdrawing. Just trying to be encouraging to everyone still in it :D

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:25 pm

If anyone is withdrawing without at least negotiating once, you're making a mistake (and arguably twice). They expect negotiation. There is every reason to suspect (from a strategy perspective) that they give less then their in case the person does not negotiate and just accepts.
NEGOTIATE.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby feralinfant » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:47 pm

Micdiddy wrote:If anyone is withdrawing without at least negotiating once, you're making a mistake (and arguably twice). They expect negotiation. There is every reason to suspect (from a strategy perspective) that they give less then their in case the person does not negotiate and just accepts.
NEGOTIATE.


do you think we could negotiate for more money for ourselves in exchange for not telling 0Ls to negotiate?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:54 pm

feralinfant wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:If anyone is withdrawing without at least negotiating once, you're making a mistake (and arguably twice). They expect negotiation. There is every reason to suspect (from a strategy perspective) that they give less then their in case the person does not negotiate and just accepts.
NEGOTIATE.


do you think we could negotiate for more money for ourselves in exchange for not telling 0Ls to negotiate?


If admissions is reading this then I would just like to let them know I'm totally up for sale.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Postby Pishee77 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:10 pm

herrowww wrote:
Pishee77 wrote:They need to upgrade that library..


I say we nominate the library for extreme makeover.
But really!! I know that aesthetics should not play a big part in your decision, but after seeing Berkeley's new reading room...I think Northwestern should upgrade. Especially those florescent lights.




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