I was wondering if I could get some blatant critiques on this essay? Thanks a lot!
What are the unique qualities of Northwestern - and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying - that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified?
My nerd friends are the best friends in the world, but I am always misunderstood. I love my friends, but we have never agreed about school. Having taken all accelerated and AP courses, we have always been in the same classes and have always disagreed on which subject rules supreme. While my friends agree that science and math-based courses are the best because of their absolute nature, I believe that the abstract and meaningful content of English is the most appealing. Because of this, I think that Northwestern University, with its extensive liberal arts education within the Weinburg College of Arts and Sciences, is the intellectual home for which I have always yearned.
The idea that there will be hundreds of students that love the same thing I do—to delve into literature and uncover the deeper meaning behind seemingly simple words—is mind-blowing. I find warmth in the thought that there are people my age who, instead of dreading, crave open essay topics because of the lure of self-expression or the chance to display emotions in its rawest form.
Northwestern offers a home where I can thrive intellectually. I will always feel comfortable knowing that I am surrounded by those who love the same thing that I do. I will belong. However, I will never cease to grow because of the challenges continually faced within the complex world of English. I will be living the dream. Constantly flourishing by doing what I love in a place where I belong—this is the dream.