QFluctuation wrote:I attended their Open House in March.9.
First, I don't know if they reduced the number of offers, but the number of people in Open House seemed normal. If I remembered it correctly, they sent out more than 40 offers this year, and 20 of them were at the Open House, which is around the same comparing to data on Grad School Shopper. But NW is not a big department, so it might not be a good idea to estimate the total number of offers based on the results posted online, because small system means large fluctuation. The department is actually expanding rapidly and well-funded, and the application process remains very selective (previously 14% on Grad School Shopper, and lower this year according to people there, but it seems similar in some other schools)
Second, I did hear that they changed their strategy of sending out offers. They turned to be more cautious, and maybe that is the reason that offers were sent out slowly. But again, there could be fluctuations: maybe sometimes several people happened to decline the offers and they had to send out more offers in April and sometimes too many people accepted offers very quickly so they didn't consider people on the wait-list.
Third, have you ever contacted any POI? Maybe they can give you more info, since it seems faculty members in NW are very involved in the application review process.
Last but not least, it is definitely not the end of game! If NW is your top choice, or preferable to offers you have got so far, don't give up now. There are still two weeks left and it is your time! Good luck for you!
QFluctuation wrote:There are still two weeks left and it is your time!
AlexisPrel wrote:Hi, I am in a similar situation as the original poster. What do you mean by this?QFluctuation wrote:There are still two weeks left and it is your time!
Is there an official deadline for Northwestern to send out admissions ?
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