why Boston University?
I'm currently in my first semester at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and I'm trying to transfer to Boston University. I was close to getting into BU last year when applying to colleges but sadly didn't make it.
This the first draft of my essay so any and all feedback is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!!!
Also this is my first time posting on EssayForum (I actually just made the account after my friend showed me this website), so if I messed something up I apologize in advance...
Here's the topic:
Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve. (650 word maximum)
Last year, Boston University was my first choice because of its rich history invested deep into historical significance, it's value on diversity, and standards towards excellence in a higher education. While I came to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with an open mind, I have come to realize that BU would better meet my academic needs. Studying at UNCG, I have had the privilege to study under astounding professors with a passion in their respective fields but what I'm seeking out of my education is larger than that. In writing this, I hope to accurately portray both my value on receiving a strong education and my love for BU.
My name is _______. I was born in Peabody, MA and later moved to Groton, MA before finally leaving New England to live in North Carolina. Ever since I was a child my parents and siblings always put Boston on a pedestal of what life was. Gandhi famously said, "you must be the change you wish to see in the world", for me, that's what Boston represents. Whether it be the Sons of Liberty or the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Boston has been that beacon for change. Boston University is no exception, my reason for transferring to BU is found right in the Universities mission and value statements, "committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world". BU's importance on creating the leaders of tomorrow, pulls me in. At BU, I will have the opportunity to study my specific interests within my field of study, under professors with prestigious backgrounds who strive for greatness, much like myself. Professors such as Dr. David Glick and Dr. Liah Greenfeld will challenge me in my interests and provide me with a more in-depth education than my current professors at UNCG. Professors like Dr. Thomas Berger will help me to learn the International Relations and how the actions of one country affects another.
In one year from now I see myself getting involved with the many clubs and organizations that can be found at Splash. I see myself passionately studying for mid-terms before meeting up with some friends. I see myself practicing for my audition for the illustrious BU Jazz Big Band and Jazz Combo. I see myself looking at the possibility for a Directed Study or one of the various opportunities to Study Abroad. In one years' time, I see myself in a place I proudly call home.