I'll admit that the first thing that attracted me to Stanford was its reputation for excellent academics and consistent athletic success. Honestly, up until I began to seriously consider applying, those were the only two things I used to evaluate colleges. However, after doing some research, I now know that Stanford is much more than a big name.
One of the first things I noticed about Stanford was its commitment to a diverse and dynamic community. That's especially interesting for me because I have only come in contact with a small variety of people, and I would love the opportunity to get a firsthand education in many of the cultures that make up our wonderful planet. Aside from the diversity, the student testimonies I read and the pictures I saw revealed a unique liveliness about the campus. Whether it was a description of a packed football stadium or an explanation of a tradition, it seemed like something exciting was always happening. (Change, make it more personal)
On top of that, there's the more obvious reason why I want to go to Stanford-the commitment to greatness. As I mentioned earlier, this is what got me interested in Stanford in the first place. It seems like every time I see the cardinal "S" or the name, Stanford, something good is connected to it.
All things considered, Stanford University is a place I would love to see myself at next fall and it's also the place could springboard me to a future unbound by limitations.