Musings to FoFo

Please write a brief statement telling us why you have decided to apply to Swarthmore in particular.

Wow, have I really been away for only 48 hours? No, that's simply not possible; you must have been abducted by aliens and traveled near the speed of light to have lost such sense of the time, puppy dear! I've doubled my chips at Casino night, read in the Scott Arboretum, befriended a Hawaiian girl and a Floridian guy, learned an exotic dance, and even attended a sophomore-level engineering class since I last patted your furry head! Swarthmore is such a beautiful haven; oh FoFo, I think I've found The College!

Don't look so confused, puppy; let me tell you how I can be so sure. Well, first of all, did you know that Swarthmore, despite its excellence in liberal arts, has a top-notch engineering program as well? That tight welding of the humanities and technology, FoFo, is quite rare; you know that I've looked quite hard for it. Oh, and Swarthmore's professors make themselves easily accessible to their students. In fact, Professor Molter so nicely spent a whole 30 minutes chatting with me, a prospective! I can barely imagine the extent of personal attention I will receive as a student there. Swarthmore also recently spent $74 million on a sparkling new Science Center, where the admission officers themselves...

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