No "Why UVa?" Essay

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gjohnson
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No "Why UVa?" Essay

Postby gjohnson » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:32 pm

Hi all,
I applied to UVa in early December, but didn't write a "Why UVa" essay to include. Should I go ahead and write one now and send it in to them, or is it not worth it?

Thanks!

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Rigo
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Re: No "Why UVa?" Essay

Postby Rigo » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:52 pm

What are your stats? Are you in YP territory?

Better late than never, I guess. The worst that can happen is they think you're disingenuous.

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Re: No "Why UVa?" Essay

Postby canuckabroad » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:06 pm

DO IT! I applied in September and was really interested in UVA but didn't write a "Why" and it is one of the only T14 (excluding T3) that I haven't heard anything from. UVA seems to really be trying to up their yield.

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Re: No "Why UVa?" Essay

Postby KMart » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:07 pm

Do it. They're not hard, just make sure it's sincere.

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Re: No "Why UVa?" Essay

Postby downbeat14 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:15 pm

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Re: No "Why UVa?" Essay

Postby LoganCouture » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:17 pm

downbeat14 wrote:It's def worth it. Not sure why you wouldn't have done it in the first place if you really wanted UVA? They definitely are the type of program to care if you want to go there.


Unlike the other YP schools (e.g. Penn) UVA doesn't offer a prompt for "Why UVA" so many applicants wouldn't think to include one. Makes sense considering that usually the prevailing wisdom regarding apps is "less is more."

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Re: No "Why UVa?" Essay

Postby cam2308 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:54 pm

I'm in the same boat and just finished my essay. Does anyone know the best way to send one once its written?

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Re: No "Why UVa?" Essay

Postby Winston1984 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:58 pm

cam2308 wrote:I'm in the same boat and just finished my essay. Does anyone know the best way to send one once its written?

What do you mean? Send an email to admissions.




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