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Berkeley Personal History Statement Length?


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I am pretty stuck on this one. Harder than the SOP.

Really? I sat down and pounded it out super quickly. I haven't had an racial/economic obstacles, and my research and experience has nothing to do with that, but I thought of an angle and rolled with it. Not too hard...

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What about Berkeley's regular SOP (not personal history/diversity statement)...does it have a word limit? I don't remember seeing anything on their site or the app. Would it be bad i went well over 1000; say, 1300-1400? I know Im gonna have to cut this to 1000 for some schools

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I don't have a word limit noted in my spreadsheet (...I know...) for Berkeley's SOP and don't remember seeing one - my own was 1200 and my personal (diversity) statement was 630. I doubt they can be too strict with word limits since there don't seem to be any posted. Because that would be unfair, right?

...right?

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I don't have a word limit noted in my spreadsheet (...I know...) for Berkeley's SOP and don't remember seeing one - my own was 1200 and my personal (diversity) statement was 630.

Oh crap. I based my SOP for Berkeley around the guide on their website, which says 500-600 words unless otherwise specified. Or is that just a suggestion?

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