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09/04/2019

how long should the personal essay for a college application be?

QUESTION
how long should the personal essay for a college application be?
I’m starting my college essays and i was wondering approximately how long the personal essay should be.

ANSWER
It depends on the college you are applying to, but they usually range from 150-350 words.
You can check how long each college wants by visiting their site or looking through the essay portion of the actual application form.

The Common Application, which is an application system that is used by over 150 colleges (so that you can fill out one application for most of your colleges, as opposed to a different form for every school), includes an essay of choice that should be 350+ words.

For all oter supplemental essays, I would check with the college site or application form to make sure.

Good luck, I’ve recently started with my essays too 🙂