How to write the Penn State essays

Recorded Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 12:00 AM

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Pennsylvania State University | Penn State

University Park, PA
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Known particularly for its flagship University Park campus, Pennsylvania State University is home to 24 campuses scattered throughout the state. Originally founded as Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania in 1855, and it is widely known as a prestigious public research university today.

So, how do you get into this “Public Ivy”? One key to a standout application is by writing stellar essays. In this stream, Robert will cover how to write the optional all-applicant essays, as well as essays for the Schreyer Honors College and the BS-MBA program.

Come prepared to take notes and ask questions, as there will be time throughout the session for Robert to interact with you all, and a Q&A at the end!

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Pennsylvania State University | Penn State

University Park, PA
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