NU Worth $100 App for me?

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ThreeRivers
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NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:06 pm

167/ 3.44 / non-URM, no real WE

I originally had them as my number 1 "Reach" school, but with no WE I'm starting to think my chance is 0%... Do I have ANY chance (I know it is not much), or would I basically be throwing away $100 by applying?

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:07 pm

Probably a reach that is not worth the application fee.

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:10 pm

I was planning on applying to 3 "reach schools"

I'm also applying to Texas / Vandy as my 2 other reaches... anyone have any advice on a 3rd reach?

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby 5ky » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:11 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Probably a reach that is not worth the application fee.


+1. If you had good WE, that'd be enough to convince me it'd be worth the $100 dollar fee, but GPA and LSAT below median + no WE makes it a likely waste of $100

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby ucbkenn » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:13 pm

I'm sorry I'm trying to follow this, but I'm not equipped with all the TLS lingo. WE?

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:13 pm

WE = work experience.

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:14 pm

ucbkenn wrote:I'm sorry I'm trying to follow this, but I'm not equipped with all the TLS lingo. WE?

Work experience... NU is known for caring more about work experience than any other school

In fact only 2% of their students come straight from undergrad, which is why this is probably unrealistic for me

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby 5ky » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:15 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:I was planning on applying to 3 "reach schools"

I'm also applying to Texas / Vandy as my 2 other reaches... anyone have any advice on a 3rd reach?


Cornell or Michigan, maybe.

And yeah, WE = work experience. Sorry.

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:15 pm

<<< Fail

I just got a random fee waiver in my e-mail, I thought it said "Northwestern" got all excited... it was Northeastern :(

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Re: NU Worth $100 App for me?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:27 pm

Last year, slightly over 5% were admitted to NU w/o post undergraduate work experience. My best guess is that their numbers were above median.




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