Write-on Wednesdays: the 'why school' essay

Recorded Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 10:30 PM

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What are admissions committees really asking when they ask why you want to attend their university? To find out, join Shravya for this breakdown of the ‘Why this school?’ prompt type, including: what admissions officers are looking for, how to research school-specific info, and general tips for writing.

Shravya will also open up the floor for a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have about ‘Why this school?’ essays or the application process in general.

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Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.


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