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Essay Analysis: MIT 2018-19

“We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do simply for the…

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Essay Analysis: Dartmouth College 2018-19

” ‘You can’t use up creativity,’ Maya Angelou mused. ‘The more you use, the more you have.’ Share a creative moment or impulse—in any form—that inspired…

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Essay Analysis: Duke University 2018-19

“Please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you?” What is it you think Duke…

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Essay Analysis: Cornell University 2018-19

“What interests you and why Cornell specifically?” The key here is to explain what fuels you, and what you need to succeed optimally. And then MAP…

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Essay Analysis: Brown University 2018-19

“Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated earlier in this application?” Here’s a neat trick we like to use at Admissionado: Try…

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Essay Analysis: Columbia University 2018-19

“In 150 words or fewer, please list a few words or phrases that describe your ideal college community.” If it seems like you’re trying to write…

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5 Things to Know Before Applying to Caltech

US News ranked Caltech #10 this year, a place it’s held pretty consistently over the last few years.   In the last decade, after moving up…

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Are You Being Honest and Vulnerable in Your College App?

If you’ve done any research about how to get into the college of your dreams, you’ve probably found the following two tidbits of advice: first, be…

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5 Things to Know Before Applying to MIT

As one of the best schools in the country, (indeed, the world,) the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could go department-for-department with any top-tier school. Despite its…

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5 Things to Know Before Applying to Yale University

Rounding out the top 3 of US News’ university rankings for 2018 is Dear Old Yale University. Yale has been the perennial bronze medalist to Harvard…

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