About the Essay

An essay is required for first year applicants and must be composed and submitted in the essay box provided on the online application. The essay is an important factor in admissions decisions. Essays submitted separately from the application will not be considered.

We recommend that you:

  • Preview the first-year student essay question on the application. This video may help.

    Play "Break Room Info Sessions: The Application Essay"
  • Compose and edit your essay as a separate document, making certain that it does not exceed 3,800 characters in length, including spaces.
  • Prior to submitting the application, copy and paste it into the essay box provided on the application.