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What does the Admissions Committee look for in an Application Essay?

A whole lot of things, and a bit more! Let’s dig into what makes for Winner Essay! 

  • Story Time! Forget boring lists of achievements. Dive into a personal story that highlights your unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Show them who you are beyond the grades.

  • Find Your Voice! Don’t try to sound like everyone else. Be yourself, let your personality shine through. Are you funny, passionate, or introspective? Use your voice to tell your story.

  • Beyond the Books! Show them you’re more than just a good student. Highlight your hobbies, passions, and extracurricular activities. Did you volunteer, lead a team, or create something amazing? Share your talents and interests.

  • Aim High! Don’t just say you want to succeed. Share your specific goals and aspirations. What do you want to achieve and how will you use your education to get there?

  • Fit Like a Puzzle Piece! Show the committee why you belong at their school. Research their values, mission, and unique offerings. Explain how you align with their vision and why you’d be a valuable addition to their community.

  • Make ’em Smile! A sprinkle of humor goes a long way. Show the committee you don’t take yourself too seriously and can appreciate a good laugh.

Most top graduate programs have an acceptance rate below 10%

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