October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
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I just received my new MSAR, and Northwestern median MCAT is a 37 (13ps/11vr/13bs). Is this actually correct? That is some sick median man. Anyone got any tips for going to Northwestern? I don't know my MCAT yet, but my GPA and BCMP are both 3.5
I believe Northwestern looks for very special candidates who have done amazing things. They all have the MCATs and grades and research... with over 7500 applicants for 130 spots, they can carefully select and build a class of outstanding individuals. If they want the candidate who won a gold medal and lived in Tibet, they can probably get him or her.
As for me, I was accepted in the early pool (Nov) this application cycle. I made sure I put together a very solid application from start to finish, I mean solid. I had everything turned in as early as possible, and wrote very strong essays. But I also had the accomplishments and life experience to back them up.
I think I might just apply and if I don't get in, try again, so I can at least get tips from adcom for the second try. I have 2 years of research now, although no publications yet, but I might get one in my senior year. I'll have about 200 hours of volunteer, and I literally had 8 years of shadowing, from when I was 4 until when I was 11. Both my parents were docs. I also have a little bit of leadership, but none of this stuff make me stand out because everyone has volunteer/leadership/shadow/research/work etc. It's not my fault my genes were ****ty for sports, and with everything going on I didn't have much time for community service etc anyways..