List of PS lengths?

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bedefan
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List of PS lengths?

Postby bedefan » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:27 pm

Hey all,

I'm wondering if there's a list anywhere of required PS lengths for the T14. Since most of their apps aren't up on LSAC yet, I'm having trouble getting this info... (Or is there some obvious place I'm not looking?) I have a 3-page version and am wondering if I'm going to need also to have a 500-word version.

Thanks.

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Re: List of PS lengths?

Postby Knock » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:28 pm

bedefan wrote:Hey all,

I'm wondering if there's a list anywhere of required PS lengths for the T14. Since most of their apps aren't up on LSAC yet, I'm having trouble getting this info... (Or is there some obvious place I'm not looking?) I have a 3-page version and am wondering if I'm going to need also to have a 500-word version.

Thanks.


Yes you will, most applications want a 2 page, 11/12 pt. font essay. Berkeley allows up to 4 and some other schools have different length requirements though.

Check out this site, it has exactly the information you are looking for: appreqs.com

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bedefan
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Re: List of PS lengths?

Postby bedefan » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:37 pm

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

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Re: List of PS lengths?

Postby Barbie » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:39 pm

For some reason I think appreqs is a little off so make sure you check with each school's requirements when it comes available on LSAC :)

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Re: List of PS lengths?

Postby DreamShake » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:44 pm

here's an incomplete list that i've compiled from the respective schools' sites

Yale--250 word essay; PS has no explicit length (that I've found, at least)
Harvard--2 pages, double-spaced, 1" margins, 11 pt font or larger
Stanford--"about 2 pages"
Columbia--2
Chicago--"generally, 2 to 3 pages is sufficient."
Berk--2-4 double-spaced pages
Penn--2 pages, double-spaced
Michigan--"The length of your personal statement is up to you."--probably shouldn't be more than 2-3 double-spaced pages, since they give optional essays

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Re: List of PS lengths?

Postby Skyhook » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:45 pm

So is doubling spacing the norm?

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Re: List of PS lengths?

Postby Marionberry » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:02 pm

Double spacing is the norm.

And appreqs isn't entirely accurate. I know because they have Cornell as beginning to accept apps Sep. 1, when they were accepting them by the time I submitted mine last week. I'm sure there are other mistakes on there as well, though for the most part it's pretty accurate I think.




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