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(top 25 law schools) Why did you choose to apply to Franklin and Marshall?


marpals 5 / 20  
Jan 24, 2010   #1
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Why did you choose to apply to Franklin and Marshall?
Too many variables come into play when one is presented with multiple options, multiple directions as far as one's future is concerned. The burden, I believe, is even higher when it's presented to an international high school graduate who seeks for financial assistance. I made several calls from Nepal to a number of universities of my interest. Following through with those calls, I started feeling that the worth of my conversations got lower as I inquired about financial aids. Due to the poor responses from nearly all the colleges, I felt very inferior and unlucky to have been born in a third world country which terribly lacks in resources. However, it was because of a staff at FandM with a very welcoming gesture that I was able to regain my initial hope of studying in the US. She ardently explained the various scholarship programs and need-based financial aid offers while enthusiastically sharing with me, the prospect of enrollment for international students at FandM. So, I vividly recall that it was simply the warm and responsive FandM family which initially touched my heart.

I feel that Franklin and Marshall stands beyond a literal college's synonymy. Ever since I got such a wonderful response, I have always had a very different perspective about this college. The courtesy and thoughtfulness indeed had a lasting impression. Yet, as I explore more, I feel more indebt for what the college has in store for me for the four years of my experience. I have faith in its overall conduct which totally outshines what other liberal arts colleges have to offer to their students. Be it its friendly professors and peers or the unique and extraordinary liberal arts education which tries to connect innovation with practicality in the real world, FandM has undoubtedly been successful in having its intimidating presence in my mind.

A home to quarter of international students, I couldn't feel more welcomed and valued. In fact, I could not find the scope of multiculturalism any better than in FandM. It not only prophesizes the notion of diversity and fusion but also integrally embraces it in almost every part of the college tradition. As I soaked up the college's unique philosophy of foreign languages being the gateway to understanding other cultures, I was particularly inspired by the way it acknowledges internationalism. I genuinely accept as true that in order to fully participate in the global society, we must study other languages, literatures and cultures. Needless to mention its innovative International Club, Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMCA), Ware Institute of Civic Engagement, Asian Cultural Society and Culture Corner, which are all intended at extending diversity, Franklin and Marshall is highly committed in bringing a global perspective with access, opportunity and equity. Hence, FandM has strongly enticed me with its eclectic cultural breadth from which I expect to continually aspire to savor something new, learn from the assorted ethos while celebrating the differences.

Fand M as a transforming agent with its 80 clubs and organizations, will give me chances to open up to new horizons of learning and engagement therefore instilling leadership traits and a sociable nature in me. Most importantly, the fact that 90% of F&M students get admitted to the top 25 law schools in the USA was a strong hold to my decision as I believe that it is just the "right fit" for my goals and aspirations. I strongly feel that FandM has the competence to train me and prepare me accordingly with the demands of the 21st century. Hence, from the diverse ethical and racial mixture of the student body, which would definitely help my growth as a "global youth," to the various, very practical, educational disciplines offered here, it was everything I look for in an institution.
EF_Susan - / 2,364 12  
Jan 24, 2010   #2
The burden, I believe, is even heavier when it's presented to an international high school graduate who seeks for financial assistance.

However, it was because of a staff member at FandM with a very welcoming attitude, that I was able to regain my initial hope of studying...

Yet, as I explore more, I feel more indebted for what the college has in store for me for the four years of my experience.

It not only embodies the concept of diversity and fusion, but also integrally embraces it in almost every part of the college tradition.

I genuinely accept as true that in order to fully participate in the global society, we must study other languages, literature and cultures...

Most importantly, the fact that 90% of F&M students get admitted to the top 25 law schools in the USA held a strong bearing on my decision as I ...

...to the various, very practical, educational disciplines offered here, it is everything I look for in an institution.
OP marpals 5 / 20  
Jan 24, 2010   #3
Thank you so much for such a meticulous correction. I really appreciate it Susan!


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