In a room full of eager admitted students and their families, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q)’s dean, faculty, staff, students, and alumni joined the Class of 2022 in celebrating their acceptance as undergraduates to Northwestern.
The event – Preview NU-Q – saw a high turnout of admitted students – both local and international – including 17 students who flew in from around the world to attend the event. Throughout the night, attendees took part in a series of activities to explore academic, social, and professional opportunities offered by the University.
This year was the most competitive admissions season for NU-Q with more than a 50 percent increase in applications from international candidates – representing more than 60 countries. In addition, due to the additional applicants, along with increased selectivity, the percentage of students accepted fell by seven percent.
The Class of 2022 includes a number of students from countries not currently represented at NU-Q, including Brazil, Ethiopia, Ghana, Hungary, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Taiwan, and Zambia.
Alex Schultes, director of admissions spoke to the group and said, “Every student joining NU-Q brings their own unique interests, strengths, and background to the university’s dynamic student body. We are delighted to see such excitement from the incoming class, most of whom confirmed their enrollment on the night of the event.”
Abdelrahman Abed, who has been admitted to the Class of 2022, expressed interest in studying in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program. “I hope to get a degree that will help change the world in a way that is impactful,” he said.
Regina Hossfeldt Gonzalez, an aspiring film director, felt that NU-Q would provide her with the academic rigor and practical training she needs to fulfil her dream. “I felt inspired by students who have attended Northwestern, and I feel like it’s the right place to get a world-class education in that field,” she said.
As part of the preview of Northwestern, the students will also attend a lecture on politics and film delivered by NU-Q Professors Scott Curtis and Jocelyn Sage Mitchell on May 1st. The lecture provides the students with a better understanding of what a classroom discussion will be like and offers them an opportunity to engage directly with faculty. Seats are limited and admitted students are encouraged to visit www.qatar.northwestern.edu/admissions to register.
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