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"the union of academics and service through innovation" - That's why Emory


owls 8 / 33  
Dec 27, 2009   #1
Besides size, location, reputation and weather, why is Emory University a particularly good match for you? (250 words)

I like to think. I like to sit down with a problem and just think until I have an answer, or a bit of understanding. I like to learn. I like to hear different perspectives, new ideas. I like to analyze, question. And more than anything, I want an environment in which I will be encouraged to do all of this. I believe that Emory is the school that will best inspire this innovation in all aspects of my life.

The idea of receiving such support in the academic sphere excites me. I want to be a part of the discussion-based classes that Emory offers, able to bounce ideas off of the other students and learn from them, gain new insight. I want to develop relationships with my professors, relationships that will enable me to grow both as a student and as a person.

I am particularly thrilled by the offering of theory practice service learning courses. Giving back to my community has been a large part of my life and these courses will enable me to continue this passion. I'm eager to see how the sharing of ideas promoted in the Emory classrooms will carry over into service in the Atlanta community.

Emory's commitments to both the support of unique thinking in the classroom and the integration of community service within the curriculum draw me to the university. The combination of the two ideas, two of my main interests, truly makes Emory the perfect school for me.

I AM SO HORRIBLE AT THE "WHY _____" ESSAYS OMGGGG.

angie127 12 / 49  
Dec 27, 2009   #2
What you wrote for Emory can be applied to any other college. Research Emory and choose a few specific programs or traditions to write about. Show that you are familiar with Emory and what it has to offer!
abesha92 1 / 5  
Dec 30, 2009   #3
It's a really good essay, well written and love the beginning but I agree with Angelica. I'm writing the why emory essay too, and they specifically stated to mention things besides their reputation and size. Emory has a reputation for research. I was told they want to see that you've researched and actually know specific things about thier school. I would add more detail. Good luck!
AlphaQuebec - / 2  
Jan 3, 2010   #4
You need to explain why you and Emory are a perfect match, address yourself and be specific. A couple of details will be great


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