Should I apply to Northwestern? I need to decide ASAP.
Reasons to apply:
-I have a fair chance of getting in solely based on legacy
-Though I don’t want to go there now, I might want to go there later.
Reasons not to apply:
-I don’t want to go there!
-It’s too close to home
-It’s too familiar to me
-My brother goes there (so did my dad and grandmother), so it’s nothing new
-I can name all the buildings and I know my way around the campus already
-The application is the most annoying thing ever and I won’t be able to recycle any essays for it
-I don’t want to be in Medill journalism (too rigorous), but if I’m not then I won’t be able to work on the paper.
-I sort of don’t want to know if I would have gotten in or not. If I did get in, I’d feel obligated to go there since it’s such a great school. If I didn’t get in, I’d get made fun of (maybe not to my face)
-I might ruin the chances for all my friends getting in who actually do want to go there
Please vote here ASAP. Leave reasons if you can.