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How do I write a strong 'Why This College?' essay?

Hello! I'm working on my college essays and struggling with the 'Why This College?' prompt. How can I make my essay stand out and show genuine interest in the school? Any tips or examples would be amazing!

11 months ago

Hey there! I remember when my child was in your position not long ago. Writing a 'Why This College?' essay can be challenging, but I can offer you some tips that helped my child. First, do thorough research on the college, including its programs, campus culture, and unique opportunities. This will allow you to be specific in your essay and show that you've taken the time to understand the school. Second, think about how your personal goals and interests align with what the college offers. This will help you demonstrate genuine interest and make a strong case for why you'd be a good fit. Finally, try to make your essay personal by including anecdotes or experiences that showcase your passion for the school. This will not only make your essay stand out but also show the admissions committee your personality and what you could bring to the college community. Good luck with your essay, and I hope these tips help!

11 months ago

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