Application Essays

Application essays and statements of purpose (SoPs) are a critical component of your application. The content, quality, and style of your essay can make the difference between admission and denial.

A great deal has been written about college application essays, their importance in the application process, and how to write a winning (the killer) essay. Entire books have been devoted to the subject, and students are known to spend hours writing and rewriting their essays.

Perhaps no other aspect of the application receives as much attention as the college application essay, once the college list is finalized and the standardized tests taken. Is this attention and agonizing over every word of the essay justified? What is ...

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