Your "Why [This College]?" Essay

This post today is specifically for high school juniors who will be applying to college later this year. You should be asking yourself, “Why does this or that college truly attract me and why do I want to go there?”

The reason you need to know the answer to this is because you will almost certainly encounter a Common Application supplemental essay that essentially asks the very same question of you. These questions may require a limited-length response (150-200 or so words) or may not have any limit. They are all seeking your attitude regarding why you want to spend your undergraduate college career at their institution.

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