Why columbia essay... how long??

<p>What is the maximum length of the Why columbia essay? How many words or characters if I am submitting it online. Thanks</p>

<p>I believe it's 600 characters -- the app online cuts you off at 600 characters.</p>

<p>does anyone else find this kind of ridiculously small?? i figured a school like columbia should care more about why you want to go there.. considering how few people get spots..</p>

<p>Actually I'm kinda glad it's small, I would much rather write a long personal essay that is unique and reflects my own person perspective, than write another kiss ass essay on why I just love a particular school and how great they are blah, blah, blah.</p>

<p>I don't know, there was a lot that I wanted to say that I just didn't have space for. Not even kissing ass though.. I really love Columbia and I feel like I couldn't really express that properly in those 600 char</p>

<p>600 words is how much all essays should be for all schools. columbia is no different</p>

<p>600 characters, not words.</p>

<p>loool yeah its 600 characters. i wouldn't be griping about 600 words :/</p>