Does Northwestern require supplemental essays?

Applicants to Northwestern complete two sets of essays: essays appearing on the Common Application or Coalition Application, and the Northwestern Writing Supplement essay. In the Northwestern Writing Supplement, we ask students to explain why they would like to attend Northwestern.

Do I have to write a college essay?

Most selective colleges require you to submit an essay or personal statement as part of your application. It may sound like a chore, and it will certainly take a substantial amount of work. But it’s also a unique opportunity that can make a difference at decision time.

Why is Northwestern unique?

The best thing about Northwestern is its credible name in artistic and communicative fields. The school is packed with opportunities for students to learn academically about these sorts of fields. Every student believes that they are doing something more important than something just on a college campus.

What is Northwestern University famous for?

The most popular majors at Northwestern University include: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics; Journalism; Psychology, General; Political Science and Government, General; and Neuroscience.

Is Northwestern a dry campus?

Northwestern is subject to the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments, which mandates campus communities be free of controlled substances (including marijuana).

Is Northwestern hard to get into?

Northwestern is one of the most competitive private colleges or universities in the US, with a 10.70% acceptance rate, an average of 1480 on the SAT, an average of 33 on the ACT and an rough average unweighted GPA of 4 (unofficial).