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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

633 Clark St Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-7271
Admissions Phone: (847) 491-7271
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Claudia from Park Ridge, NJ
  • Jan-22-2015 I am a current student here

    -Don't have too set of a plan of attack in terms of classes you want to take, major you want to declare, or clubs you want to join; everything is new freshman year, and you should allow yourself an adjustment period where you're not restricting yourself in any way. -Identify your boundaries from the beginning. Lots of freshman say they're not going to drink, or they're comfortable having people in their room at any hour, etc. and then feel uncomfortable or regret things later. Establish your comfort levels and boundaries from the get-go so the friends you make can respect them. -Specific to NU, don't be intimidated. It's stressful at first because the quarters go by very quickly, and you're at an academically acclaimed school where you may feel at times that you don't deserve to be. Admissions does not make mistakes; you are bright and have the school a lot to offer if you're there.

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  • Naomi from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Take advantage of free time to get ahead on school work. Quarters go by fast and before you know it you have three midterms in one week and not enough time to properly study. While stressful, with the quarter system you get through classes you may not like faster.

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  • Nov-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Look into the different schools within Northwestern University and see which sounds like the best fit for you; every school is different, but it's also easy to transfer between schools within NU and you can also take classes in other schools.

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  • Karina from IL
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Write a personal essay! I've seen some essays from prospies, and often, they don't talk about why they fit into the NU community.

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  • Michael from VA
  • Mar-11-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Work your hardest and try to have an amazing college application.

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