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Write an Essay that Stands Out

If the thought of writing that application essay makes your palms sweat, you’re not alone. How important is it really? How can you make yours different from everyone else’s? And what are those Admissions people looking for anyway?

Don’t write a word till you watch this video. You’ll get answers from the Associate Vice President & Executive Director of BU Admissions, advice from an experienced essay reader on our Admissions staff and ideas from BU students whose essays helped them make the cut.