Prompt: What are the unique qualities of Northwestern - and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying - that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified? (250 words)
Response: Throughout my high school career I realized a couple of things that I am looking for in a college. Since I grew up in the suburbs I have gotten fairly accustomed to a fairly diverse cultural scene so the aspects of being within a stone's throw of the cultural epicenter of the Midwest excites me a lot. Chicago has everything from the best restaurants in the world to world class sports teams, so I really couldn't expect anything more out of a city. It also helps that Northwestern is located in Evanston because I know that even though big cities are full of excitement they can also overwhelm you at times. The campus at northwestern is also another big draw for me. It lake front location and perfectly manicured buildings make it feel like the nicest campus in America and the perfect place to retreat from when returning from a busy day in Chicago. That perfect mixture of culture and seclusion is something that is very rare in a college and an aspect of northwestern that I would very much look forward to utilizing frequently. Also the Weinberg College of arts and sciences provides an innumerable amount of possible classes. One of the things that I most enjoyed during high school was the ability to choose my own path so the possibility of choosing between more than two-thousand classes really excites me. I will use all of those choices to really explore my career choices and experiment with what I like and don't like.
Notes: this is not heavily edited, but i want to take a different approach to this essay. Normally I spend hours ans hours editing my essays then have someone give me a couple of good ideas which causes me to tear my essay apart. This time I want to get feedback first! Thanks in advance.