Guideline: You’ve just reached the one millionth hit on your YouTube video. What is the video about and why did you create it? In eastern Pennsylvania, about an hour north of Philadelphia, lies one of the oft-nicknamed “Hidden Ivies,”
You’ve just reached the one millionth hit on your YouTube video. What is the video about and why did you create it?
In addition, in eastern Pennsylvania, about an hour north of Philadelphia, lies one of the oft-nicknamed “Hidden Ivies,” Lehigh University.
Commonly touted for its engineering school, its prime location near booming business hubs (like New York City)
and a reputation for excellent research programs have made the university an epicenter of academic excellence.
More so, an undergraduate student population of 5,062 and acceptance rate of 34.3% also make this mid-sized school among the most selective in the country
— meaning you should take great care in writing your supplemental essays if you hope to study at Lehigh next fall.
For reference, the middle 50% of accepted applicants had SAT critical reading, math, and ACT scores of 610-700, 660-750, and 30-33, respectively.
Additionally, Lehigh keeps track of the interest that applicants demonstrate in the school through things like campus visits and informational sessions and considers these points when making admissions decisions. If possible, definitely visit the Lehigh University campus!
What do you and Lehigh have in common? (250-350 words)
Although you could be pointing out valid similarities between your values and Lehigh’s, this method won’t make your essay stand out in the admissions office. Think about the thousands of other application essays that will be written with almost identical language and wording. So while there is nothing inherently wrong with taking the prompt at face value, there is also a more abstract, distinct way to respond.