As we sit down to read each application, we really don’t have an “ideal” student in mind. Rather, we like being surprised by each individual applicant’s interests and talents. But some common themes still tend to emerge among our favorites: They’re smart. Motivated. Service-oriented. Curious. Creative. Courageous. The kind of people who will not only flourish in but actively enhance our community while they’re here. Which greatly increases the likelihood that they (you, potentially) will go on to enhance the world after graduation.
That’s why we read every application so carefully and discuss them here at such length before extending an offer. It’s not easy selecting the next group of students to join the university with more Rhodes Scholars than any other public research school in the nation for the past 25 years, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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My advice to prospective students? Apply. I visited, felt something special here, and went with my gut. And I’m so glad I did. The opportunities I’ve found here can’t be matched.”