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Would it be weird to put the college slogan in the essay?

adevokeadevoke 2 replies2 threads New Member
Like in the end of the essay, I'd put go cardinals.

Would that look bad?
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  • izrk02izrk02 Forum Champion American U. 1092 replies52 threads Forum Champion
    If it's one of those "why x university" sure, go ahead. If it's your general common app essay or where they aren't asking about your feelings towards the college, don't. Basically, if it fits the prompt, go for it.
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 7377 replies34 threads Senior Member
    This ^^^. At Michigan ending with "Go Blue" would be common. 😉.

    But more importantly knowing their school moto and direction is important like their mission statement and incorporating that into your essay might be important. Means you actually researched the school.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 10846 replies588 threads Super Moderator
    This is a very common thing to do in Why Us or college specific essays. For the personal statement, I wouldn’t recommend it unless it very specifically belongs in that essay, as in, you’ve weaved it into your story or similar.
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  • adevokeadevoke 2 replies2 threads New Member
    Thanks! I should have mentioned this was for the why us essay.
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  • cinnamon1212cinnamon1212 1178 replies9 threads Senior Member
    Would it be weird? No. Would it be a cliche? Almost certainly yes.
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