« on: September 08, 2008, 01:17:05 AM »
Since he brought it up, I might as well expand it. I would really like to end up at Northwestern or Michigan, but with my numbers, the chances aren't the best.
Northwestern seems out of the question, because I have almost no work experience. But with ED, would that help my chances? And what about Michigan? I feel I'd have a decent chance there.
Originally, I had really been wanting these schools as well. Actually, I did kind of want Northwestern all along (I love Chicago), but after my visit to Ann Arbor, my affection for UM kind of faded to a certain degree. Anyway, yeah, if you're straight out of undergrad, it's a bit trickier to get into NU. I do know someone last cycle with a 3.43/171 who got in straight from undergrad though. Not sure how she did that. Your numbers are find for NU, for sure. This cycle, if you hit 170 and had a pulse, they admitted you. MIchigan will care more about GPA for most of their applicants. I think you have a solid shot there and should potentially consider applying ED if you still have those warm fuzzy feelings for it after visiting (which I recommend you do, if you haven't!)