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The Requirements: 1 short essay
Supplemental Essay Type: Why
A classic Why essay. Start with some research on Illinois Wesleyan’s course offerings, campus life, research opportunities, alumni, and extracurriculars. Then show admissions why IWU stands out from the crowd. Are there clubs that you could see yourself joining? Do they have a stellar Neuroscience program? Do the small class sizes appeal to you? Don’t be shy when it comes to naming specific professors or course offerings—admissions wants to know that you’ve done your homework. Next, explain why you two are a match made in university heaven. Maybe you’re from California and long for a Midwest winter; perhaps you’re a local who wants to stay nearby for Sunday dinners with the family. Whatever your reasons for choosing IWU, make sure admissions knows you’ve thought this through and that what they have to offer is the perfect stepping stone to your future.