Summary of The Perfect "Why Us" Essay Checklist - NYU, USC, Columbia, Cornell, U of Mich, Northwestern, & more!

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The video provides tips on how to write an effective "Why Us" essay for college applications. The essay should be creative and personal, and should focus on the applicant's specific goals and interests. The applicant should also connect the essay to the school's values and mission, and describe how the school's opportunities and experiences have prepared them for college.

  • 00:00:00 In this video, Dylan shares tips on how to write a "why us" essay that will help you stand out from other applicants. He provides an example of a bad essay, and encourages students to be creative and personal in their essays. He also warns against using common phrases and words that are overused.
  • 00:05:00 The video discusses the importance of creating a "why us" essay that focuses on why the applicant wants to attend a specific college. The list of things to include in the essay varies based on the individual's interests and goals, but should include a hook, a connection to the school's values and mission, specific opportunities and experiences that have prepared the applicant for college, and ideas for research or extracurricular involvement. Making sure that all of these elements connect back to the applicant's goals and career interests is key to making the essay stand out.
  • 00:10:00 The video provides tips on how to write an "Why Us" essay, including breaking the essay into separate paragraphs, using the word would instead of will, and providing a conclusion.

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