Common App Essay Word Limit

<p>Is Princeton one of those schools that doesn't mind an essay longer than 500 words? </p>

<p>I'm not sure if mine can be much less than 667, although it does fit on one page now.</p>

<p>Princeton is one of those schools that does mind an essay that's overly long.</p>

<p>Make it at the most 600. 667 is ridiculous.</p>

<p>667 is pushing it. The general rule of thumb is plus or minus 10%. I would really try to cut it down to like 570 at the very least.</p>

<p>If it's REALLY good, then its fine. If its just good or okay, id try to lower it... mine was about 600. If I were you, I'd err on the side of caution in assuming its not REALLY good, and thus should be trimmed a bit. Good luck!</p>