”And if you’re interested in attending Notre Dame, you’ll need to respond to the following: “What excites you about the University of Notre Dame that makes it stand out from other institutions?
”Okay, you get the idea: These are just a few variations on what we like to call the “Why This College” essay.
Depending on the word limit for the colleges you’re applying to, yours may be a bit longer.
Example 1: I spent my Tufts campus visit in a “Sociology of War and Peace” class.
These seemingly insignificant details are what make your essay!
And if you can’t go on a physical tour, try to take a virtual one.
Many schools offer virtual tours on their website, or you can search sites like Youtube.
As mentioned above, talking to students can give you a perspective you won’t necessarily find online.
Show that the school you’re applying to has the resources to help you achieve academic and career success.
Of course, this essay won’t be labeled “Why This College” on applications.