I talked about how it brings people from all walks of life together, from businessman to laborer.
This means you’ll need to spend some extra care and attention on your application, especially on the supplemental essay “Why NYU?
”Every freshman applying to NYU will have to write the standard Common App essay.
Otherwise known as your personal statement, we created an entire Common App guide so you can write the best essay.
When you’re applying to NYU, you’ll need to write one supplemental essay. A question like this one, with several parts, requires that you understand and address the entire question in your 400-word response.
Insulting a school’s student body — an excellent way to win the admissions officers’ hearts!
” — Hannah Orenstein, Entertainment Editor“I wrote about an ex-boyfriend. I’m surprised I got in, too.” — Christina Li, Photo Editor In fairness, my own application concluded with, “I know now I have to authenticate my thoughts and that will inevitably authenticate me as a person.” It pains me to think I thought these words should be strung together in a sentence.
I haven’t been able to fathom the strength to reread what I wrote since then.
There is something so intensely embarrassing about college essays.
The prompts are vague, so applicants tend to transform awkward anecdotes into 500 words of clunky metaphors and overly-wrought emotions.
They’re humiliating windows into our souls — essentially the written equivalent of the dream of showing up naked we all had in high school.