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UVA, like most of the rest of the T20, have embraced – in one form or another –  the diversity essay. Yeah, I am tired of this essay too. I would prefer applicants find another way to write about diversity (if it plays a role in their lives) and not create new essays for this purpose.

All first year applicant must write this 300 words essay:

What about your background, perspective, or experience will serve as a source of strength for you or those around you at UVA?

For applicant applying to UVA’s School of Nursing, they are asked to respond to this prompt in no more than 250 words:

Describe a health care-related experience or another significant interaction that deepened your interest in studying Nursing.