At the end of the day, writing about an authentic moment is the critical factor to a successful essay.
Like the first question, this is the second of all the UNC choices that is obviously distinct from the Common App prompts.
The university requires all prospective students to submit two 200-250 word essays (out of four prompts) in addition to completing the Common Application and its accompanying personal statement.
This question is clearly different from those asked in the Common Application.
Additionally, please briefly address a backup plan should your short-term goal not come to fruition for any reason.
(500 words maximum) What personal qualities or life experiences distinguish you from other applicants?
With more than 70 majors and minors ranging from Real Estate to Speech and Hearing Sciences, UNC’s dynamic academic program provides “Tar Heels” opportunities to study subjects that are not always offered at other colleges.
News and World Report’s Top Public Schools rankings and #30 on the National Universities rankings, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has long been considered the best of the 17-member University of Carolina school system and one of the finest public institutions in the nation.
For example, UNC Chapel Hill offers a variety of Living-Learning Communities under its Residential Learning Programs.
These communities allow you to live on campus with all the usual benefits of doing so, in addition to living among students who share common career aspirations, social interests, or family backgrounds.