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Essay Scoop: How to Answer Wake Forest University Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/20/17 9:05 AM / by Julia de Raadt

Located in North Carolina, Wake Forest is a small liberal arts college known for its small classes and high faculty-student engagement. It has a low student faculty ratio, with approximately 11 students for every faculty member.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer Tufts Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/19/17 12:15 PM / by Julia de Raadt

Tufts University is a private research university in Massachusetts. Tufts is a selective college to get into with a 14.3% admission rate for its class of 2020. It is particularly well known for its  academic programs in the area of international relations, engineering and medicine.

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Essay Scoop: How to Write University of Virginia Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/17/17 8:05 AM / by Julia de Raadt

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia is highly selective and  accepts only the best students -  88 per cent of it students in 2016-17 were admitted from the top 10 per cent of their high school graduating class.

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Essay Scoop: How to answer UCLA Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/12/17 9:05 AM / by Julia de Raadt

UCLA is the second oldest University of California campus and offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, of which 125 are undergraduate.

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Essay Scoops: How to Answer Carnegie Mellon Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/11/17 5:25 PM / by Julia de Raadt

Established in the early 1900’s by a self-educated, Scottish "working boy" who loved books, Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Mellon University is known for innovation, for solving real-world problems and for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer Georgetown Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/11/17 5:14 PM / by Julia de Raadt

Located in the capital of the US, Georgetown is best known for its academic programs in foreign service, political science and government. It has graduated many politicians, judges and ambassadors, including former President Bill Clinton.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer Duke University Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/8/17 8:05 AM / by Julia de Raadt

Duke University: home of the Blue Devils. Apart from an excellent track record in varsity team athletics, Duke also boasts academic excellence, civic engagement and excellence in innovation and enterprise.  

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer University of Pennsylvania Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/8/17 7:05 AM / by Julia de Raadt

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University ofPennsylvania boasts the first medical school, first business school and the first student union in North America.  With a long history of excellence, Penn is a highly selective college and admitted only nine percent of the graduating class of 2020.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer MIT Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/7/17 7:04 AM / by Julia de Raadt

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities, a university that many applicants aspire to get into. It well-known for its programs in science, technology and ranks as one of the top ten universities in the world.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer Brown Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/6/17 9:20 AM / by Julia de Raadt

Brown University, one of the Ivy Leagues, has a highly competitive applicant pool with a 9.3% acceptance rate for the class of 2020. The short answer questions in this ivy league application provide you with the opportunity to stand out from the rest and explain how you would contribute to—and benefit from—the academic, social, and extracurricular activity at Brown.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer Columbia Short Responses

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/6/17 8:05 AM / by Julia de Raadt

Columbia University is one of the older private universities, founded in 1754.  It has one of the oldest engineering schools in the US and is also well-known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Social Science faculties.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer the University of Chicago Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/2/17 5:41 PM / by Julia de Raadt

The University of Chicago takes a different approach to formulating their essay questions - they ask their students and alumna to suggest questions they’d like to pose to prospective students. The admission committee wants to see how applicants respond to questions they’ve never been asked before, the type of questions that often come up in the course of studies at U of Chicago.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer Yale Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/29/17 11:57 AM / by Julia de Raadt

 Like its Ivy League counterparts, Yale only admits a small percentage of its applicants. The short answer component of the Yale application offers students the opportunity to tell the admission committee more about themselves -  activities, interests, or experiences that have been meaningful to you and will make you stand out from the rest. Here is some practical advice on what you should include in your responses.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer Princeton Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/29/17 11:54 AM / by Julia de Raadt

It's no easy feat to draft persuasive responses that exhibit what you have accomplished in a limited word count. Here are some tips for responding to the essay prompts in the Princeton application.

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