|Students who got into NU say:|
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| | Since my SAT scores weren't amazing and my grades in high school were good, but not good enough to make me stand out, I think that the thing that got me into Northeastern was my essay. I wrote a very detailed essay about a character in a book and why I can relate to that character. I put alot of effort into my essay and I had several of my teachers and my parents proof read it and make corrections on it before I actually handed it in.
- Above schools median SAT / ACT scores, I also submitted both sets of scores
| Art & Design Department|
| Apr 25 2010 |
- Robust resume - lots of extracurriculars (Golf Team, Art Club, French Club, Stage Crew for theater productions), I made sure to show consistency and room for growth
- Personality: I made sure to write an essay where I could write about anything I wanted, and made sure it was the best damn piece of writing I'd ever done. Mine happened to be about what pissed me off about High School (Physics, the commute, the damnable social hierarchy).
- Summers: Don't waste away your summer by the pool, get a job, be a camp counselor, do a pre-college program if you have the ca$h
- I pursued a lot of things outside of school, I wrote a thesis and did volunteer work, show that things that you do in your free time make you a good and competitive candidate, and how it will make you an asset to the school.
Good grades, good test scores and great extracurriculars, great letters of rec, honest essay
| PreMed and Medical|| Apr 20 2010 |
Active in extracurricular activities, good SAT scores, good GPA, all that jazz on princetonreview.com and USNews. Northeastern admissions seems pretty superficial--I don't think my essay was all that great. I'm sure a good one can make up to some extent for not so great grades. I applied early admission, found out in late January. It is a pretty selective school. I think that my year, for every student that was admitted, 11 were turned away. Every year it gets more competitive. Every year, the caliber of student goes up.
| Political Science|| Mar 04 2009 |