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How long should my statement be?

xcitrusloverx3xcitrusloverx3 Posts: 3Registered User New Member
edited December 2008 in Northwestern University
Hello, I read other posts and saw that a lot of you already wrote your essays/statements. NWU doesn't really specify how long it should be... do you guys know the appropriate length?

Also, do you know how specific colleges want these type of essays to be?
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Replies to: How long should my statement be?

  • bank1019bank1019 Posts: 625Registered User Member
    They said about 500 words this year, but mine was 750 (whoops).

    And it's NU, not NWU. :)
  • 09tennisgirl2209tennisgirl22 Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    I was accepted ED and mine was about 350 words.

    I don't think colleges are looking for a certain response, but on mine I mentioned a couple things I learned from an information session (and noted that I learned them from attending an information session on campus) and I also quoted a statement off the NU website and explained why it resonated with me. So aside from just writing what I liked about NU, I tried to show that I had done my research on the school and that I was really interested in it.
  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Posts: 2,465Registered User Senior Member
    Mine was 504 words

    I'd imagine if it's anywhere from 250 to 750 words (depending on what all you have to say), then it's fine
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