Northwestern University has released its supplemental essay for the 2019-2020 admissions cycle. And if you’re wondering how many supplemental essays you’ll have to answer, the answer is…one. Just like last year, Northwestern asks students to respond to one supplemental essay in 300 words. So what question is it? Why is the sky blue? Why can’t dogs fly? What do you regularly eat for breakfast? No, these are not the prompts. We know, we know. We’re keeping you in suspense.’
Northwestern’s Essay Question
The 2019-2020 Northwestern University supplemental essay prompt reads, “In 300 words or less, help us understand what aspects of Northwestern appeal most to you, and how you’ll make use of specific resources and opportunities here.” But, Ivy Coach, isn’t that essentially just a “Why Northwestern” essay? Why yes, yes it is. You see, lots of colleges ask the Why College essay — just with different words. These are the words that Northwestern happened to choose to arrive at the same essay prompt: Why Northwestern?
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