Chances at Northwestern

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guitarist27
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Chances at Northwestern

Postby guitarist27 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:04 pm

Hey I know that Northwestern is big on WE and since it would be nice to stay in Chicago I was wondering if it would be worth paying the $100 to apply. I'm working now as a legal assistant (not sure if that will count as WE for Northwestern) and have worked previously as a undergrad TA, language tutor, and core curriculum tutor (still don't know if that counts as WE). LSAT/GPA: 169/3.68. Just below medians on both. Any responses appreciated.

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby $1.99 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:07 pm

yeah you don't have a great shot, but i still think it is always worth it to apply if you want to go to that school.

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby Flips88 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:10 pm

Ask for a fee waiver. I got one without soliciting it from them and my LSAT was 4 points lower than yours

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby guitarist27 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:12 pm

Flips88 wrote:Ask for a fee waiver. I got one without soliciting it from them and my LSAT was 4 points lower than yours


I certainly will but am not counting on it. Does anyone think my WE would count for anything anywhere?

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby $1.99 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:14 pm

no other school emphasizes WE more than northwestern so it doesn't really matter especially since your WE is subpar to mediocre.

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:18 pm

Your WE is probably fine, if you're full-time and self-supporting. Not everyone (i.e. hardly anyone) at NU has ten years of corporate VP experience.

Your numbers are pretty iffy, but I'd say it's worth a shot if you'd really like to go there.

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:36 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Your WE is probably fine, if you're full-time and self-supporting. Not everyone (i.e. hardly anyone) at NU has ten years of corporate VP experience.

Your numbers are pretty iffy, but I'd say it's worth a shot if you'd really like to go there.

+1 Somebody has to be below median...

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby Z3RO » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:40 pm

It's a reach school in the market where you want to practice. Of course you should apply.

BTW, I got in off of the wait list, so that's a possibility too.

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby Real Madrid » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:53 am

It's a reach school in the market where you want to practice. Of course you should apply.

BTW, I got in off of the wait list, so that's a possibility too.


What are your numbers?

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Re: Chances at Northwestern

Postby Hopefully2012 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:37 pm

Real Madrid wrote:
It's a reach school in the market where you want to practice. Of course you should apply.

BTW, I got in off of the wait list, so that's a possibility too.


What are your numbers?


If he wasn't flaming...

Z3RO wrote:Really? Why is my 3.46/175+ ass sitting on the wait list?

Edit: I applied in late November.


A very different scenario than OP imo.




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