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Anyone can give some pointers for what to say for the "Why Stanford" question in the interview? higher marks for those that are weirdly specific :)

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You want someone else to answer why you want to go to a certain school? Lord help you

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Didn’t you have to answer this question for Essay B to even get the interview?

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Higher marks? LOL 🤣

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Yeah bro, didn’t you know we’re being graded

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I didn’t apply to Stanford, but did get into 3 M7s round 1. My advice would be to divide your answer into 2 or 3 parts. First, focus on something specific towards their academic / experiential learning offerings. Second, name drop a club that you are really interested in and tie it back to part 1. Third, talk about the culture and people. And obviously, keep your response under 2 mins.

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