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How to answer the “Academic interests” Emory essay prompts
The first Emory University supplemental essay is always the same and is devoted to your academic interests. This essay is 200 words and is often referred to as the “why this major?” essay. The specific Emory essay prompt is:
What academic areas are you interested in exploring in college?
Of course, not all incoming freshman know what they want to major in; don’t let this dissuade you. Use this Emory application essay to convey your passion for and commitment to learning — regardless of whether or not you know what you’d like to study.
Generally, though, your college essay should answer the following questions: Why this major? How will this major help you achieve your goals? How will Emory University help you specifically? In terms of organization, addressing these questions, in this order, is straightforward, flows well, and is well-structured.