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A Guide to Writing the Georgetown Essays 2020-2021

August 5, 2020

Year after year, Georgetown University remains one of the most prestigious universities in the country. Understandably, gaining admission is not easy — Georgetown has an acceptance rate of only 15% (and reached a record low of 12% last year). Whether you’re applying to this DC

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Unpacking the Northwestern Supplemental Essay 2020-2021

August 5, 2020

Known for its highly specialized colleges, Northwestern University attracts students from all over the world who wish to study a multitude of disciplines, from communications to engineering. When you apply to this Evanston, Illinois school through the Common Application, you have to select one of the six undergraduate colleges within the university as your primary institution

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Analyzing the Vanderbilt Supplemental Essay 2020-2021

August 4, 2020

Your reason behind applying to Vanderbilt University might have been inspired by the opportunity to learn from esteemed instructors at the Blair School of Music, or the chance to work with one of the school’s 30 registered student service groups. If you’ve done your research, you might already know that its campus itself is a natural arboretum and may be thrilled to continue activities related to nature. Or, you’ve always been fascinated about why Vanderbilt is the “Harvard of the South.” Either way, it’s time to let the admissions officers know about

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Writing the Caltech Supplemental Essays 2020-2021

August 3, 2020

If you’re planning to apply to the California Institute of Technology, one of the key ways to distinguish yourself from fellow STEM-oriented applicants is to take full advantage of the Caltech supplemental essays 2020-2021. Use the prompts provided by this competitive Pasadena institution to show how you hope to grow as a young scientist, and to describe the ways you would contribute to the Caltech campus. The supplemental questions are designed to learn more about

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The Dos and Don'ts of Writing the MIT Application Essays 2020-2021

August 3, 2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the dream university for many STEM-oriented students, and it comes as no surprise that it’s also one of the most selective schools in the world. If you’re set on majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Computation and Cognition, or one of the other highly specialized programs that MIT offers, it’s important to let admissions officers know who you are

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How to Approach the Stanford Supplemental Essays 2020-2021

August 3, 2020

If you’re a top student excited by the combination of academic challenges and pleasant California weather, you’ve probably got your heart set on applying to Stanford University. As one of the most well-regarded universities in the country, Stanford is many students’ go-to when it comes to identifying a school that values intellectual curiosity. But it would be wise to put your best foot forward when completing the Stanford supplemental essays 2020-2021 and let the school know that you’re

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A Guide to Law Schools with Early Decision

July 30, 2020

If you’ve set your sights on a certain dream law school,chances are that if you’re accepted, you will attend it, no questions asked. If this is you, then you should check our list of law schools with

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How to Write the Emory Supplemental Essays 2020-2021

July 29, 2020

You might be applying to Emory University for a variety of reasons. Whether you have your eyes on this Atlanta college for the smaller class sizes or the state-of-the-art lab facilities, it’s time to show

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Analyzing the Carnegie Mellon Supplemental Essays 2020-2021

July 27, 2020

Carnegie Mellon University is top-choice for numerous students. The college prides itself on its holistic approach to accepting students — so if you have your eye on one of the undergraduate colleges within CMU, you’ll need

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How to Get into UC Berkeley

July 24, 2020

When I was an admissions reader at UC Berkeley, I reflected upon the many aspects of Cal that make it attractive to its applicants: the location, resources, campus setting, and outcomes that allow UCB graduates to be some of the most successful in the world. Over the years, high school students often ask

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