Essay characters

<p>I think I've heard 1400 before, but does that count spaces? What about for the long essay?</p>

<p>On Stanford's site for the long essay I believe it said 5100 characters. It also said that it should fit on a single page though. I'm assuming it must be single spaced then, or just typed into the text box it gives.</p>

<p>Yes, it counts spaces. 1,500 for the first two short answer questions, 1,400 for the note to a roommate, and 5,100 for the extended essay (that's like 800-900 words!). Even if you double space and then cut/copy it will appear to be single spaced.</p>

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