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How should I approach writing the 'Why this college?' essay?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about writing my college essays. I know many colleges require a 'Why this college?' essay. How should I approach writing this type of essay? What should I focus on? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're starting to think about your college essays early. For the 'Why this college?' essay, you'll want to focus on specific aspects of the college that appeal to you and how they align with your academic and personal goals. Do some research on the college's programs, campus culture, student life, and opportunities. Then, think about how these elements match your interests and how they'll help you grow as a student and individual. In your essay, try to provide concrete examples and avoid being too general. For instance, you could mention a particular professor you'd love to work with or a unique research opportunity that's only offered at that college. Make sure to also explain how you would contribute to the college community and what you hope to achieve during your time there. Good luck with your essay writing!

10 months ago

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