Blog: Archive for the “2020-2021” Category

The George Washington University School of Business Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) demands just a single 500-word essay from its applicants, one that covers several of the key elements of a traditional personal statement. In fact, on its website, the school refers to the submission as a “Statement of Purpose.” To craft an effective response, candidates will need to … Read More  

Carnegie Mellon University Tepper Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

Last year, Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business required just one essay from its applicants, who could use up to 500 words to explain what they would bring to the Tepper community that would allow them to make an impact on it. The school is posing the same question this season, but now the … Read More  

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Essay Analysis 2020–2021

Applicants to the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business (learn a little more about the program here) must submit two required essays, the first of which constitutes, in many ways, a traditional personal statement. The second, shorter essay takes a more creative and personal spin, inviting candidates to present a list of facts about themselves … Read More  

UNC Kenan-Flagler Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has made multiple tweaks to the wording of its application essay questions this year, but only the second question has been completely overhauled. Rather than giving candidates 250 words in which to respond and a choice of three different prompts, the admissions committee presents … Read More  

Oxford University (Saïd Business School) Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford takes a rather minimalist approach to application essays, asking its candidates to compose only one short (250-word), traditional written submission. And the prompt gives candidates the leeway to share whatever additional information they believe the school needs to fully evaluate them, so they are not restricted … Read More  



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