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Do colleges prefer a specific font for essays?

Hey! I'm almost done with my college essay and realized I didn't consider the font I used. Is there a particular font that all colleges prefer, or should I just stick with something classic and easy to read like Times New Roman? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hey there! Great to see you're putting thought into the presentation of your college essay! While most colleges don't have a strict preference for a specific font, it's best to stick with a classic, easy-to-read font. Times New Roman is a solid choice, as is Arial, Calibri, or Georgia. The key is to keep it professional and readable.

It's also recommended to use a font size between 11 and 12, with 1-inch margins all around. Finally, make sure to double-space your essay to make it easy for admission officers to read. All these formatting choices show that you care about the presentation of your work and are respecting the reader's time.

In summary, don't stress over font choice too much. As long as it's a classic, easy-to-read font, you're good to go. Focus on the content, and good luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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