jrose5 wrote:This is probably somewhere on this thread, but I was wondering... how critical is the NU interview?
I'm a strong consider for NU on lawschoolpredictor, but seeing as I am an undergrad applicant, I'm not sure this is accurate, as NU seems to prefer those with WE. However, I do have lots of WE in college/over the summers (lab research).
Anyway, I applied a week ago and am flying to NU for an interview in 2 weeks. Does anyone know if I have a decent shot at NU, or am I just too late?
Thanks... and best of luck to those of you who have not heard back yet!!!
FWIW, I got in without an interview and without optional essays. But something like 75% of applicants interview. For a borderline candidate, it probably is close to a requirement.
NU's preference for at least a year of WE is even closer to a requirement. I believe the numbers are something like 98% of the matriculating class have 1+ years post-UG WE, and 85% have 2+ years. The 2% of NU students (5 or 6 students in each year) who get in without WE need to have something pretty extraordinary (4.0/177/incredible softs) going for them, and even then NU will sometimes defer them, saying "go get a job, come back next year, and we'll give you this sweet scholly".
Your numbers are better than mine, but I have 8 years WE, and that's a big deal for NU. I also applied in early November.