NYU Supplemental Essay 2013

In evaluating your candidacy for admission, we are interested in making the best match possible with all that NYU has to offer. As a result, we are curious to learn about your academic and personal interests and how those interests relate to what we offer in the idea capitals of the world in which NYU campuses are located. Please address, in your essay response, the following: 1. Given your NYU campuses of interest - whether they are your primary and alternate home campuses of interest or where you would like to study away while you are a student - where, exactly, would you like to study at NYU - and why? 2. Whether you are undecided or you have a definitive plan of study in mind, what are your academic interests and how do you plan to explore them at NYU?


I first traveled to several different universes when I turned eight and fearlessly battled the worst creatures ever imagined. That was when I read A Wrinkle in Time.

I experienced the adventures of whaling and the sea when I was sixteen, fighting a monstrous leviathan and shaking my fist furiously at the terrors he unleashed. That was when I read Moby-Dick

As I am reminded each time I step into a new narrative, I have always loved how books create their own worlds of endless possibility, all compacted together in pages and binding. Books can speak to anyone, and possess the capacity to connect and inspire. I aspire to do the same, through my own writing. I aspire to embolden others and personally connect with people across the world. I find myself endlessly needing to express ideas and experiences and I meet this need, happily and freely, only through the thoughts and imaginings I transmit to my own pages.

I am assured that this vision of mine, though grand, is possible to achieve at NYU, specifically through the Liberal Studies program in New York City. Every day, I will be able to fulfill my passions, including those that extend beyond writing: learning, exploring and leading.

The Liberal Studies program would allow me to...

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