Common App essay length
I just finished my Common App essay and it's longer than I expected--809 words. I feel it's well written, although I suppose I could trim it a little if I HAD to. Do you think 800+ words is too long? Should I shoot for 600-700 words instead? I know there's no actual word limit, but it feels a tad long.
By the way, I'm applying to top schools like Brown, Penn, Chicago, and Williams College, if it makes any difference (like, would those schools not be as frustrated with a somewhat long essay)