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Length essay MAX?

akkipennakkipenn Registered User Posts: 334 Member
edited September 2009 in University of Pennsylvania
ok for the why penn essay the limit is 1 page. however, what is the MAX you can actually go to cause mine at the moment is almost 2 sides (with 11 font calibri). i was just wondering if 1.5 sides is ok? pls help.
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Replies to: Length essay MAX?

  • PeruviansingerPeruviansinger Registered User Posts: 155 Junior Member
    just to warn you its not the why penn essay. It is how you will contribute to penn's institutions. Check it out.
  • akkipennakkipenn Registered User Posts: 334 Member
    yes i know taht thanks alot i meant that only. but still what about the limit. pls knoe
  • qwertyladqwertylad Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Honestly, I don't think it should be half a page over. The admissions counselors have a lot to go through, and if it was me, I'd just be ****ed off if I saw somebody write 1/2 a page more than it should be.

    You don't want the admissions people angry (I would assume).
  • Biggie_SmallsBiggie_Smalls Registered User Posts: 587 Member
    The limit is one page, that's it. It's like how if some universities ask for around 500 words, you could maybe go 550 or max 600. But if they say respond in less than 500 words or limit 500 words then you have to stay less than or equal to the limit. One page is a solid limit.
  • wayward_trojanwayward_trojan Registered User Posts: 1,301 Senior Member
    I hesitate to give a hard-and-fast rule about this, but I wouldn't go over 750 words.
  • sukottosukotto Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    i wrote twice the limit (2 pages). they liked it enough to accept me
  • akkipennakkipenn Registered User Posts: 334 Member
    so is 1.25-1.5 sides ok? im really scared. i mean i think its a great essay but not sure if they will even read it because its 1.5 sides not 1
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