Frequently Asked Questions

What should my application essay include?

The admission committee is very interested to know as much as possible about every applicant. In your essay, we want to hear your voice. What you share with us in the written section of the admission application gives us a sense of your writing ability as well as your command of language. Your essay provides insight into what is important to you, so take the time to express your views in a thoughtful manner.

What you write sets the tone and context with which the remainder of the application is read. We appreciate leadership and initiative, and we seek students who will offer depth, creativity, and diversity to the student body. In the evaluation process, we take your strengths into consideration, looking for reasons to admit rather than deny.