Look at this not as a dead end, but as an opportunity. And by “something” I mean a club, group, or activity.Fair warning here, though: DON'T: Offer to start something that you probably can't start.
And I know I said that third thing already, but it's worth repeating: often students only say why the school is awesome.
But remember that this essay is not about why the school is awesome.
Which reminds me: MAKE SURE THEY DON'T ALREADY HAVE A WEST INDIAN DANCE COMPANY. And I'm not saying you shouldn't push for that International Studies and Dance double major once you're there… You can push for the double major your sophomore year.
And here’s the best/most important step…but before you do it you have to have particular questions in mind:6. Three reasons why talking to your admissions rep is a good idea:a.) It shows them you’re really interested in the school AND willing to do your homework.
And for that matter, neither does the statement, "I can see myself rooting for the Wildcats at Met Life Stadium on Sundays."Which reminds me: DON'T: Screw up the mascot, stadium, team colors or names of any important people or places on campus. It's the quickest way to show you're a crappy researcher.
In the example above, the Wildcats play neither at Met Life Stadium nor on Sundays.
Ask yourself: are all these values/qualities in my main essay or another supplement?
If not, the "Why This School" may be a place to include a few more details about who you are.
Take a hint from Emory University, whose “Why This College” essay prompt used to read:"Many students decide to apply to Emory University based on our size, location, reputation, and yes, the weather.
Besides these valid reasons as a possible college choice, why is Emory University a particularly good match for you?