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Lafayette College 2021-22 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

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Lafayette College 2021-22 Application Essay Question Explanations 

The Requirements: 1 short essay of 20-200 words

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why

Students identify Lafayette as an excellent fit for countless reasons. In your response, be deliberate and specific about your motivation for applying to Lafayette.

Why Lafayette? (20-200 words)

This question from Lafayette is short, simple, and gives you the freedom to write about almost anything you want! Many schools will ask students for a Why Essay that touches on their academic goals or research pursuits, but not Lafayette. Because the question is so vague, you can thoughtfully craft a response that is specific to your hopes and dreams. Start by doing your research. What appeals to you about Lafayette? Is it the school’s commitment to fostering a welcoming community through 1,000 nights and rivalry week? Does the idea of Lafapalooza appeal to your love of volunteer work and future dreams of starting your own non-profit? Maybe Lafayette has a niche major that is only offered at select schools across the nation. Whatever your reasoning may be, make sure that by the end of your 200-word response, admissions knows that you are a serious applicant who has thought about his or her future. In the end, Lafayette wants to get to know more about you and what motivates you — and your essay will stand out from the pack if you can fill it with specific and meaningful details.

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