Undergrad statement of purpose?

UT Austin required all applicants to submit a statement of purpose. The problem is I can't find any examples of undergrad admission essays everything is graduate level. What does the admission committee want. What I've got so far sounds like an autobiography. Is that what they are looking for?

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  • 8 years ago
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    I don't think UT Austin requires undergrads to submit a statement of purpose; that is usually for graduate students (and it is used to explain why you are pursuing that particular degree program).

    See their admissions website here for list of essay questions (these kinds of prompts look more familiar, I bet):

    http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/freshmen/admission/e...

    Or, if you mean as a transfer, here: http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/transfer/admission/e...

    One of the essay options is called a "statement of purpose," but they give you some possibilities in detail here.

    Good luck!

  • 6 years ago

    You need at least a cover letter, 300 words or less, double-spaced, 1" margins, 12pt TNR font. This is also a good chance (and practice) for writing a concise statement. Make yourself stand out in terms of your experiences, volunteerism, etc, but be careful not to reiterate stuff that is on your resume. Instead, talk about how these things will make you a great addition to the student body. And good luck!

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