We take every aspect of your personal profile into consideration when calculating your admissions chances.
If you have written a Common Application Personal Essay you are not expected to also submit a Personal Statement below. We will receive your Common App personal essay if completed.
Submission of either the optional personal statement or Common App personal essay is required for scholarship review, if applying without SAT or ACT scores, and may increase the likelihood that you are considered for guaranteed admission programs or given special consideration due to extenuating circumstances.
The personal statement is your opportunity to communicate directly with the Admissions Committee. Applicants are welcome to submit anything that helps tell their story, being mindful and thoughtful about the quantity and quality of information shared. Share information not included elsewhere in your application.
Please select one of these questions
What is something you would like to see change in the world? Explain why.
If you had 10 minutes and the attention of a million people, what would your TED Talk be about?
What does it mean to be “educated”?