My College Admissions Essay

Essay by deebogulHigh School, 12th gradeA+, March 2004

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Discovering and choosing a university that fulfills all of my needs was a rigorous yet exciting task. Old Dominion University clearly emerged as the best choice for me, and I a complement for the University. After visiting the campus, reading the information booklet, and researching the University Web site, I realize that Old Dominion University offers what I hope to gain from my college experience. In return, I will contribute to the university as a person with leadership qualities who takes initiative and enjoys participating in school events. I, Megan Denise Graham am applying to Old Dominion University in hopes that acceptance to your institution will strengthen and support my research, which will emphasize rigorous intellectual development and personal formation. Commitment to Old Dominion University would include active research and involvement throughout my academic career, and the recognition of the relationship between research and effective teaching. I feel this trait is exemplified to its full potential amongst persons who represent the institute.

For this reason, I deem it necessary to assist in continuing the Old Dominion University legacy of greatness. For many years, I have wanted to become an accountant, and Old Dominion University's School of Business stands out as the premium institution for such training. The University's close proximity to many prominent accounting firms will familiarize me with accounting and the life of a CPA, allowing me the best training possible. As an individual, I will thrive in the intimate and familiar environment of the business school, one of Old Dominion University's largest schools. Coming from a large high school, I was greatly impressed by my visit to the campus, where I noticed the close relationships between the professors and students, and the strong family feeling within the Business school. The location of the University's Business school within the...