Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby awilson11 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:19 pm

servo wrote:anyone keep tabs on the number of admits today? It looks like 5 or so.

seriously. Couldn't the twitter accounts have just kept quiet if only a few would be coming out?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby ht2988 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:25 pm

boozehound wrote:A ding without sting. (email 5:00 pm CST)


+1

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:31 pm

mr_toad wrote:3 on LSN today, tons of rejections though. Live to fight another day.


This.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby servo » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:38 pm

mr_toad wrote:3 on LSN today, tons of rejections though. Live to fight another day.


agreed. I did only go complete on the 8th however

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby CrimLaw300 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:03 pm

Rejected via email/status checker. Did not expect to get in at all so no shock here.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby servo » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:05 pm

CrimLaw300 wrote:Rejected via email/status checker. Did not expect to get in at all so no shock here.


at what time did you get the email?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby NZA » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:57 pm

So...wait, what happened today?

I had my application go to "complete" 01/12, even though it was originally complete 12/10.

No email for me, just confusion. Did everyone/most all people who had their status changed to "complete" 01/12 get an email today? Or am I just so completely drained from a week of working that I'm unable to comprehend basic human communication?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby brokenwindows » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:58 pm

Change here but no email either

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby NZA » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:59 pm

brokenwindows wrote:Change here but no email either


Okay, got it. I must have misinterpreted some posts and got all excited for no reason. Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby brokenwindows » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:01 pm

I kind of thought we'd hear something too. Oh well, more waiting to come. :?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby SemperLegal » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:59 pm

Sorry for the lag. Email came at 12:59 today, with three more emails in the next few hours. I actually received the email one moment before I began my alumni interview for Gtown... I was very relaxed

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:40 pm

I got denied (not even waitlisted) when LSP had me as a strong consider. Did this happen to anybody else?

I have no real WE, for the record.

Also, I canceled my interview (requested, but never scheduled) because I logistically could not do it.

IDK, I am just kind of shocked about the denial. I was way above their GPA 75th and I have a 170 LSAT.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:15 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:I got denied (not even waitlisted) when LSP had me as a strong consider. Did this happen to anybody else?

I have no real WE, for the record.

Also, I canceled my interview (requested, but never scheduled) because I logistically could not do it.

IDK, I am just kind of shocked about the denial. I was way above their GPA 75th and I have a 170 LSAT.


I'm pretty sure the bolded is why. This is speculation, but it seems like they view the interview as being really important. If I was borderline (only out of school 1 year, median-ish GPA, 75th LSAT), the only reason I got in was my interview. Yeah, I just remembered, my interviewer was really pleased and said he'd let them know that even though I don't have 2 years of work experience, that I would be fine regardless. It might be that if you have no work experience and don't have a really good interview to compensate for that, numbers may not even matter.

Annnnd you'll get into some other great, if not better, schools as well :)
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby NZA » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:17 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:I got denied (not even waitlisted) when LSP had me as a strong consider. Did this happen to anybody else?

I have no real WE, for the record.

Also, I canceled my interview (requested, but never scheduled) because I logistically could not do it.

IDK, I am just kind of shocked about the denial. I was way above their GPA 75th and I have a 170 LSAT.


:( Sorry to hear that, man. At least you know you'll get into some other great schools!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:20 pm

NZA wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:I got denied (not even waitlisted) when LSP had me as a strong consider. Did this happen to anybody else?

I have no real WE, for the record.

Also, I canceled my interview (requested, but never scheduled) because I logistically could not do it.

IDK, I am just kind of shocked about the denial. I was way above their GPA 75th and I have a 170 LSAT.


:( Sorry to hear that, man. At least you know you'll get into some other great schools!


Thank you. I got into UChi, but I just wanted to keep my options open for Chicago. I never thought that I would be flat-out denied at NU. It just shocked me a little bit.

Also, FWIW, I was unable to do the interview (couldn't drive three hours each way for a one hour interview at the time), not laziness or anything.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:29 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:
NZA wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:I got denied (not even waitlisted) when LSP had me as a strong consider. Did this happen to anybody else?

I have no real WE, for the record.

Also, I canceled my interview (requested, but never scheduled) because I logistically could not do it.

IDK, I am just kind of shocked about the denial. I was way above their GPA 75th and I have a 170 LSAT.


:( Sorry to hear that, man. At least you know you'll get into some other great schools!


Thank you. I got into UChi, but I just wanted to keep my options open for Chicago. I never thought that I would be flat-out denied at NU. It just shocked me a little bit.

Also, FWIW, I was unable to do the interview (couldn't drive three hours each way for a one hour interview at the time), not laziness or anything.


Hahah I would trade you for Chicago in a second!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby SemperLegal » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:35 pm

Reading the admit packet and all there lit I think they are terrified of admitting Frat Boys since they kind of market themselves as the serious, hard-working, business feeder school of the T14. I think without WE to prove that you are interested in getting a corporate job or an interview to show that you are mature they simply will not risk their rep unless the numbers are insane enough that you must have taken school extremely (too) seriously.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:38 pm

SemperLegal wrote:Reading the admit packet and all there lit I think they are terrified of admitting Frat Boys since they kind of market themselves as the serious, hard-working, business feeder school of the T14. I think without WE to prove that you are interested in getting a corporate job or an interview to show that you are mature they simply will not risk their rep unless the numbers are insane enough that you must have taken school extremely (too) seriously.


Did anybody who got accepted have a PI-esque PS?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby arism87 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:39 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:
SemperLegal wrote:Reading the admit packet and all there lit I think they are terrified of admitting Frat Boys since they kind of market themselves as the serious, hard-working, business feeder school of the T14. I think without WE to prove that you are interested in getting a corporate job or an interview to show that you are mature they simply will not risk their rep unless the numbers are insane enough that you must have taken school extremely (too) seriously.


Did anybody who got accepted have a PI-esque PS?


I did- everything about my app screams PI.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:43 pm

Well then I guess (and hope) I got dinged for canceling my interview.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby arism87 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:44 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:Well then I guess (and hope) I got dinged for canceling my interview.


Yeah-- I did the interview and also have WE, FWIW

I am like 100% convinced that's what it was, I would try not to worry :)

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:48 pm

arism87 wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:Well then I guess (and hope) I got dinged for canceling my interview.


Yeah-- I did the interview and also have WE, FWIW

I am like 100% convinced that's what it was, I would try not to worry :)


Haha thanks! I'm not worrying too much. I am happy with the schools I am already in, and I look forward to my last few decisions.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:51 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:
arism87 wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:Well then I guess (and hope) I got dinged for canceling my interview.


Yeah-- I did the interview and also have WE, FWIW

I am like 100% convinced that's what it was, I would try not to worry :)


Haha thanks! I'm not worrying too much. I am happy with the schools I am already in, and I look forward to my last few decisions.


Yeah I doubt there was anything at all wrong with your app. But if you don't have an interview, they don't get to see how bomb you are, and you're probably pretty bomb if you've gotten into great schools like Chicago :)

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:06 pm

arism87 wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:
SemperLegal wrote:Reading the admit packet and all there lit I think they are terrified of admitting Frat Boys since they kind of market themselves as the serious, hard-working, business feeder school of the T14. I think without WE to prove that you are interested in getting a corporate job or an interview to show that you are mature they simply will not risk their rep unless the numbers are insane enough that you must have taken school extremely (too) seriously.


Did anybody who got accepted have a PI-esque PS?


I did- everything about my app screams PI.


I'm sure mine does as well. I wanted to do an interview with NU, but decided not to. It didn't make a difference for me, but I'm sure the WE did.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:23 pm

I vaguely remember checking my status last night and getting rejected... not a big shock since I left an entire page of the applciation blank :lol:




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