Admissions Question: November 24
November 24, 2013
Q: How long should my personal statement be?
Generally, personal statements/essays should be between 2-3 double-spaced pages using 11 or 12 pt. font (stay away from fancy, cursive style fonts as they are more difficult to read). Some schools will be very specific about word or page limits and font sizes; others, like Lewis & Clark Law School, will not give any restrictions. Even if a school does not set any page requirements, it is important to be clear and concise enough to get your point across. You do not want to include unnecessary information, ramble, or be repetitive.