Length of Diversity Statement

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marklg89
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Length of Diversity Statement

Postby marklg89 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:11 pm

Hi all,

I'm about to begin my DS and was wondering about a suitable length. I was thinking one page, 1'' margins and 11pt font -- does this seem reasonable? Thanks for your feedback!

vsl89
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Re: Length of Diversity Statement

Postby vsl89 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:21 pm

I was also wondering this, especially when it comes to Columbia.

cr1stina
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Re: Length of Diversity Statement

Postby cr1stina » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:30 pm

Mine is 500 words and a little under a 1.5 pages. This would be good to know, I really have no clue as to how long they should be.

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MY2010
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Re: Length of Diversity Statement

Postby MY2010 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:42 am

same question - help!

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mfeller2
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Re: Length of Diversity Statement

Postby mfeller2 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:44 am

Two pages max, but try to keep it to one page. Powerful and concise. They don't want to read another lengthy personal statement. Btw I found this out all by using the search function, look there for more advice.

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Rand M.
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Re: Length of Diversity Statement

Postby Rand M. » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:50 am

Last year, mine was 425, and I kept it all on a single page. I think the advice to keep it as close to one page as you can is spot on. The length that the OP specified seems reasonable.




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