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How long should the application essay be?

cadence14cadence14 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
edited March 2009 in College Essays
Specifically for the Common App, how long should the essay be?

How long was your essay?

Do the adcoms mind if the essay is 1000+ words?
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Replies to: How long should the application essay be?

  • basketballbabe13basketballbabe13 Registered User Posts: 1,058 Senior Member
    Keep it 500 to 700 words or else you will surely annoy them
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 23,826 Senior Member
    I see you're a senior. Application season is over. Whatever has been done has been done. You should steer clear of CC and not drive yourself crazy second guessing every aspect of your application. Hopefully you chose a wise list of reaches/matches and safeties. Try to focus on your last remaining months of HS and stop fixating on the details of college admissions.
  • iskanderiskander Registered User Posts: 539 Member
    ^^I agree with T26E4. But 700 words is the CC mean. In any case, what's done is done. No need to worry about it now, will not make a difference.

    Look up this thread started by Tokenadult called: "Now is not the time to worry."
  • haikumarukuchanhaikumarukuchan Registered User Posts: 1,795 Senior Member
    my shrotest was 400 words

    my longest 650
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