by Jennifer Simons, former admissions officer at Tufts University
This is the third in College Coach’s series of posts covering university-specific supplemental essays. Last week, we shared guidance on answering the CU Boulder admissions essay and the University of Delaware’s test optional supplemental essays. Stay tuned throughout October as we highlight additional prompts for Scripps College and Lehigh University.
If you’re applying to Brandeis University, you’ll encounter this request in the application:
Please include a short response to one of the three prompts below (250 words or fewer).
- Why would you like to attend Brandeis?
- Justice Brandeis once said, “If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.” Tell us about something bold that you’ve recently done.
- There are approximately 171, 476 words in the English dictionary. Pick your favorite word and tell us why you picked it.