How long does your common app essay have to be?

<p>I think it said it had to be a minimum of 250 words but how long is a fairly solid common app essay that one might send to some ivys?</p>

<p>About 500 words, or as long/short as it needs to be.</p>

<p>On how long some people's essays are:</p>

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