The Common Application's personal essay allows a student to write a single essay for multiple colleges.
The supplemental college essay, however, needs to be different for every application.
Thus, it's tempting to dash off a generic and vague piece that can be used at multiple schools, resulting in a weak essay.
I visited 18 colleges over the past year, yet Oberlin is the one place that most spoke to my interests.
Early in my college search I learned that I prefer a liberal arts college to a larger university.
The collaboration between the faculty and undergraduate students, the sense of community, and the flexible, interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum are all important to me.
This short essay will certainly be a positive piece of her application.
The supplemental essays for college admissions can be a stumbling point for applicants.
Is there something in particular at Duke that attracts you?
Please limit your response to one or two paragraphs." When I visited the Duke campus last fall, I immediately felt at home.