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nyremy wrote:Hey all, I'm a non-urm with a 3.8 and 172 and I'm wondering if writing why x essays for Michigan, Penn, Virginia, and NW will make a difference for me, or if I'd be better off submitting right away? Also, how valued is a diversity statement? My diversity statement isn't very strong and I wrote it just for the sake of having one.. I'm just sort of scared that optional really means you better have one Any help would be greatly appreciated!
A bullshit fake diversity statement will not help you, and at best is viewed neutral, so don't waste your time.
I may be wrong, but at 3.8/172 you're fine. Just send those apps in. Don't force diversity.
Now, Why X essays are different. I'd send one to UVA if you don't wanna sit on the waitlist. But again, only write it if you actually care/having something valuable to say. Otherwise, it will come off as annoying and artificial, something you don't want to do.
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