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Stanford Roommate Essay Example?

Hey everyone! So I'm working on the famous Stanford roommate essay, and I'm honestly struggling. Does anyone have any examples or tips for writing a standout roommate essay? I really want to make mine shine! Thank you!

7 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand how the Stanford roommate essay can be a challenge, but try not to worry too much. It's a really great opportunity for you to showcase your personality and let the admissions team see a more casual, fun side of you.

When writing your essay, think of what kind of roommate you'd like to have and what you'd want them to know about you. Focus on your hobbies, quirks, or habits that you think would make you an interesting roommate. For example, maybe you have a love for exotic teas and would be excited to share your collection with your roommate. Or perhaps you have a tradition of going on weekend nature hikes and would love to invite them along.

One way to make your essay stand out is by leaning into humor and presenting yourself in a lighthearted way. Just keep it genuine and true to who you are. Also, remember to keep it concise; you don't want to overload your future roommate with too much information.

Here are two examples in this CollegeVine blog post: https://blog.collegevine.com/stanford-essay-example

Best of luck with your Stanford roommate essay, and I'm sure it'll come out great if you stay true to yourself and write with a friendly, welcoming tone!

7 months ago

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