why essay

The Why Us Essay

The Why Us Essay

An essay prompt found often on applications is ‘Why us?’  Why do you want to come here and what will you do once you arrive?

One of the best ways to attack this question is to learn as much about the college as you can. Set aside an hour to really gain a sense of the place. If you can’t do this don’t waste the college admissions office time, and more importantly your own, by writing generalities about the school’s size, location or reputation, “Northwestern is very well respected…,” and put the $70-90 application fee into something more profitable.