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Personal Statement Lenght?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by eldirty, May 26, 2008.

  1. eldirty

    eldirty 7+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    How many characters are your personal statements? I have 3600 ... is that too short?
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  3. topdent1

    topdent1 2+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    4500 characters including spaces
  4. Brownstain


    May 25, 2008
    Ha, I think mine was under 1000 and I talked about how I love my dog and Mexican food. Don't fret, from what most people say they don't even read these things. After writing a statement that goofy not a single admissions person in 8 interviews brought it up. Just make sure it's well written, concise, and to the point. Think of how many 5000 character sob stories these admissions guys have to read everyday about how people have wanted to be a dentist since age 4 after a tricylce accident and how they want to help people while being in a profession that lets them control a business and the amount of hours they work to better be a family man or woman. It's all manufactured BS. Why do you think so many schools make you write an essay when you get there? Any guy can write a perfectly edited essay from home.
  5. hl11

    hl11 2+ Year Member

    May 18, 2008

    are you serious? lots of people say personal statement weighs something...
  6. Hysteria24

    Hysteria24 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    :eek: I would personally not recommend this to anyone.

    However with 8 interviews, you sure did something right!
  7. blueclue

    blueclue 2+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2008

    Classic! Maybe Ill talk about Vietnamese food? Who cares about GPA and DAT score? The ticket into dental school all along has been food! :D

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