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?
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In order to succeed in today's ever changing job market, I believe it is absolutely essential to be a diverse human being, capable of adapting to whatever opportunities lie ahead. This belief was one I made central in my search for a college. When I visited Northwestern, I immediately noticed not only the academic diversification that had been achieved on the campus, but also the vast number of different cultures that thrived there. This was a place that, not only did I want to be a part of, but one I felt I could excel in.
On the academic side, I am very excited about the rule of three system instituted at Northwestern. The ability to diversify my personal portfolio, I believe, will allow me to succeed in any field I chose to enter. This is very important to me because, coming into college, I am completely undecided. I have a very good idea of what I do not want to study, however; I am passionate about many things. The combination of the rule of three and the heterogeneity of Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences will allow me to explore many different passions and ultimately allow me to pursue up to three of them, which is something I believe only Northwestern can provide me.
On the social side, I really want to be a part of Northwestern's multitude of different cultures on campus. Cultural diversity was one element of my high school experience that was lacking, and Northwestern's multicultural experience is something that I believe can help me grow as a person and shape me into a human being fit to go out into the world and succeed. For example, as a person interested in different religions, it is amazing that Northwestern is in such close proximity to the Bahá'í Temple and, moreover, that they have many opportunities for different religions to thrive on campus.
In short, it was not only Northwestern's prestigious reputation for excellence and gorgeous campus that caught my eye. It was their expectation that the students there have a culturally and academically diverse experience, something that is very important to me.