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Sophie Gray

How to define a liberal arts college

March 19, 2021, Posted In Finding the Right College
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For families in the midst of the college planning process, the term “liberal arts college” (LAC) is often used to describe a certain grouping of schools. While the term may sound straightforward, it can sometimes be misconstrued. To help, here are five defining characteristics of a liberal arts college experience: Setting. LACs are often distinguished … Continue reading How to define a liberal arts college

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Why colleges and universities want “active” students

November 19, 2020, Posted In Admissions Strategy
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College admissions can be daunting for high school students – competitive colleges consider strong academics, compelling essays, a flawless interview, glowing letters of recommendation and high scores on standardized tests. With all of these factors, why do colleges also stress that they seek students who have extracurricular involvement and leadership? Consider the following: Colleges are … Continue reading Why colleges and universities want “active” students

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The Yale University supplemental essays 2020

August 28, 2020, Posted In Supplemental essays
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Here’s a look at how students can successfully answer Yale’s supplemental essay questions: Short Answer Questions Applicants submitting the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application will respond to the following short answer questions: Students at Yale have plenty of time to explore their academic interests before committing to one or more major fields of … Continue reading The Yale University supplemental essays 2020

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Columbia supplemental essays 2020

August 14, 2020, Posted In Supplemental essays
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Read below to figure out how AcceptU’s team of former admissions officers would answer Columbia University’s writing supplement for 2020: Applicants are asked to respond to Columbia-specific questions to tell the Admissions Committee more about their academic, extracurricular and intellectual interests. We review the responses to these questions in order to get a full sense … Continue reading Columbia supplemental essays 2020

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