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Top colleges that have no supplemental essays to common app?

fraudulencefraudulence Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
I was wondering if there are any top colleges (can be public or private) that use the Common App and don't require any additional supplemental essays. If there are, I'm not sure how to go about looking for them. Thx in advance for the help
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Replies to: Top colleges that have no supplemental essays to common app?

  • absentabsent Registered User Posts: 485 Member
    If there are, I'm not sure how to go about looking for them.

    Go through the list of colleges that accept the Common App and see what they require on their supplements? I went through a few and found:

    Harvard (optional essay)
    Washington University in St. Louis
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    Boston College. Best safety school ever.
  • absentabsent Registered User Posts: 485 Member

    Washington and Lee
    Brandeis (optional)
    Case Western Reserve (only for scholars program)
    University of Miami
    University of Delaware (only for honors program)
    Miami University (Ohio)
    Marquette University (only for athletic training/physical therapy)
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    University of Denver
    College of the Holy Cross
    College of Wooster
  • PBushPBush Registered User Posts: 681 Member
    Why do you want this information?
  • aabbcc1789aabbcc1789 - Posts: 931 Member
    no...they REALLY mean optional lol
  • dfnj123dfnj123 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 103 Junior Member
    I know... but it says a lot to the "Admission people" about the interest you have in their school when you put the time and effort in to do optional essays...
  • AlexandreAlexandre Super Moderator Posts: 23,433 Senior Member
    I am fairly certain Dartmouth does not have a supplemental essay.
  • spunauglespunaugle Registered User Posts: 804 Member
    Dartmouth does indeed not have an additional essay. :)
  • aajjcaajjc Registered User Posts: 324 Member
    Muhlenberg does not have a supplement.
  • fraudulencefraudulence Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    thanks a lot, i'm asking because i'm already applying to 9 schools that require supplemental essays. i want to retain at least somewhat of a life during the hellish beginning of senior year
  • coureurcoureur Registered User Posts: 11,386 Senior Member
    ^^Unless you are applying to a lot of schools known for their quirky essay prompts such as Univ. of Chicago, once you a get two or three supplemental essays written, it's usually not that tough to recycle and refashion them a bit to fit the other schools' prompts. There is no way you should have to write 9 full, separate supplemental essays.
  • applicannotapplicannot Registered User Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    Harvard and WashU are the best. They have the easiest supplements ever and they are super top schools. If you have the money and you like the schools, you should totally apply.

    P.S. - I have 15 essays to write for six schools. I don't know how you guys recycle, but only a few of mine even seem recycle-able. If a school has short takes, I combined them and called them one essay.
  • pixeljigpixeljig Registered User Posts: 1,428 Senior Member
    My son has not even started writing yet! I do not want to nag, so should I be worried?
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