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Essay Breakdown: Northwestern University

  • How to Write the Northwestern University Supplemental Essay 2017-2018

    Northwestern, a beacon of strong academics located in Evanston, Illinois, currently occupies the 12th spot in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities rankings. With an acceptance rate of 10.6%, Northwestern offers competitive programs in almost every academic field. In particular, the Medill School of Journalism is consistently ranked as the best journalism school in the world, and the School of Communication is renowned for its stellar theater program.

  • How to Write the Northwestern Essays 2016-2017

    Northwestern University is a premier research university, often considered amongst the top private undergraduate schools nationwide. Located in Evanston, Illinois, just outside Chicago, the purple-and-white school sports a tight acceptance rate of 10.7% and an enrollment of 21,000, and is renowned for their huge emphasis on interdisciplinary research and intellectual growth. In fact, over $600 million is funneled into research annually.

    With a beautiful location alongside Lake Michigan, 12 schools with thousands of courses from which to pick, and over 3000 dedicated faculty, it is no wonder students nationwide dream of being a Wildcat.

    The schoolwork is known to be challenging, parking is near impossible, and the winters are harsh, but the student body is known to be overall very happy. The Wildcats you will encounter are motivated, professionally oriented, and diverse. Greek life makes up a large part of the social scene (over 40% of students join sororities and fraternities), and students are fairly involved in and passionate about competitive Big 10 sports — especially football, women’s lacrosse, and men’s soccer.

    Northwestern has one small supplement to fill, so to be competitive in this applicant pool, it’s important to differentiate yourself and pen a powerful story.

  • How to Write the Northwestern University Supplement 2015-2016

    (Note: this post has been updated for the 2016-2017 application cycle. To view the updated post, click here). Featuring six different undergraduate schools, Northwestern University is located in Evanston, Illinois. Home to over 9,000 undergraduates, the Mid-Western school boasts a wide variety of course offerings and top-of-the-field research opportunities. With an acceptance rate of less […]

  • How to Tackle the Northwestern Supplement Essay for 2014-15

    Note: this blog post has been updated for the 2015-2016 application cycle. To view the most recent version, click here. Featuring six different undergraduate schools, Northwestern University is located in Evanston, Illinois. Home to over 9,000 undergraduates, the Mid-Western school boasts a wide variety of course offerings and top-of-the-field research opportunities. With an acceptance rate of […]