I'm currently a 1L at Cornell. In some ways, I love it here. I've met a lot of awesome people, have awesome professors, and am generally able to forget about the dumpishness that pervades the town most of the time. However, for a variety of personal reasons, I'm strongly considering transferring back to my hometown of Chicago.
I guess not very many people are qualified to discourse on the subject, but does anyone know what the likelihood of either Northwestern or Chicago taking a guy like me is, or what sort of grades I'd need? I was waitlisted at Chicago (rejected after accepting Cornell) and I didn't apply to NU. I expect median or ever-so-slightly above median grades (not for lack of trying, but generally because I don't feel I'm amongst the top kids in my class), which would put me around 3.25. Any advice, anyone, on what I should do? LORs shouldn't be a problem.