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09/04/2019

if i apply to, say 10 undergraduate universities, will i have to write about 10 admissions essays?

QUESTION
if i apply to, say 10 undergraduate universities, will i have to write about 10 admissions essays?
im confused. can i reuse the same essay for these universities?

ANSWER
There will likely be two major essays that you duplicate from college to college, but short essay questions individual to each school will be a total bore.

You’ll typically have to answer 2 or more short questions for each school. The questions will almost invariably ask you to explain why you have chosen that school. Other questions might ask you to describe a character from fiction who has greatly impacted you, or to explain what you do for fun alone. Some, such as Penn and UChicago, ask for creative narratives. MIT asks you to describe something you have created.