Northwestern Statement: What are the unique qualities of Northwestern - and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying - that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified? (250 words)
There are exactly three unique qualities of Northwestern that draw both my feet after gaze here. I believe that a quarter system allows for better immersion in material by focusing on fewer classes per quarter, while overall, finishing more courses each year and a breadth in education not possible almost anywhere else. This advantage further lends itself to completing multiple majors; I cannot understate how scarce the opportunity is to double major in Computer Science and Radio/TV/Film as a transfer student (even yet crossing respective specialized schools), and still think to consider graduating within three years. To me, Northwestern really is one of the select few, affording me the chance to challenge myself within the liberal arts setting I so desire. And I so desire the prospect of exploring one of the most comprehensive curriculum I have ever seen in any School of Communication, with courses like Technological Innovations, Film, Media and Gender, Experimental Media Production - a perfect example of how to blend theory and practice, taught by renowned faculty aiming to support visions of my own. I believe that, because of these qualities, because of regular internship and co-curricular opportunities like with Lionsgate, like with SFX Cinematography, because of a whirlwind of ideas and interests contained within the limitless scope of intersecting these two fields, I can enhance and experiment with a medium's capacities, expand and enrich the seventh art. It might be a stretch - but so is the drive from East Brunswick to Evanston. I would do it.