School Supplements

How to Write a Terrific Why Boston University Essay

What about being a student at Boston University most excites you? To get into BU, you'll have to answer that question. You may find it challenging to narrow your essay down to the single most exciting aspect of life at BU. In this guide, we’ll help you write a great Why Boston application essay.

Writing the Why NYU Essay for 2020-21

The required “Why NYU” essay lets you show admissions readers how you and New York University are an ideal fit for each other. This guide will help you stand out from the throngs of prospective students who just want to study in New York City (or any of NYU's international campuses).

Writing the Why Tulane Essay (and the rest of the Tulane Supplement)

All prospective Tulane students submit a personal statement, but Tulane also offers two optional supplement essays—let’s nickname them “Why Tulane” and “Describe an activity.” We (and Tulane’s own admissions officers) strongly recommend writing both essays, to let's look at how to approach them.

Community: Writing the Supplemental University of Washington Essay

The University of Washington requires a personal essay about the community you come from, and your place in it. In this guide, we’ll show you how to craft a University of Washington essay that demonstrates how your background has shaped your values. Let’s get started!

How to Write the "Why Northwestern" Essay and the "Describe an Activity" Northwestern Supplement Essay

Northwestern University applicants submit a personal statement, but there are also two “optional” Northwestern supplement essays that we strongly recommend writing. In this guide, we'll help you get started on your answers to the "Why Northwestern" and "Elaborate on an activity" prompts.