Author: Lena Nguyen

Lena author

University of Michigan grad with extensive knowledge of different universities and industries across the country. Lena is a teacher with a B.A. in English Language & Literature and History. She currently works at the University of Chicago’s Laboratory Schools, where she has guided students through their college application process. Before that, she worked wit the University of Michigan’s undergraduate writing center, editing student essays, personal statements, and resumes. Lena is a first-generation college graduate who deeply values education and believes that an insightful personal essays can make a difference in admissions. She spends her free time tutoring college and high school students and helping families with the college selection process. Lena has been published on education sites, including Magoosh and Guruu.


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The Hardest Engineering Majors: A Detailed Guide for Overachievers

In this guide, we will give you an overview of six engineering majors that are considered some of most difficult in the field.
by Lena N.
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The Top Combined BS/MD Programs: 23+ Schools for Medical All-Stars

These programs allow undergraduate students to go straight from their BA or BS degree to medical school to earn their MD.
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The Best International Relations Schools: A Guide for Global Scholars

Apply to your international relations program with powerful essays. Stand out from competition. Apply to college with your admissions.
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The Best Engineering Schools: A Guide for Creators, Explorers & Builders

The first step in choosing an engineering institution is to consider school settings that fit your lifestyle and learning needs.
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The Best Pre-Med Schools: 16+ Schools for Future Doctors

In this guide, we provide you with a holistic overview of top-ranked pre-med programs.
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How to Write the Washington and Lee Essays: The Total Guide

Washington and Lee University is a highly competitive liberal arts college with a rich history. Its acceptance rate is currently around 24%.
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How to Write the Wake Forest University Essays: The All-In-One Guide

Regardless of the application method you use, you will need to write both the main essay and answer supplementary questions.
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How to Write the Tufts University Essays: The Complete Guide

Tuft’s acceptance rate (14%) and small total undergraduate enrollment (about 5,300) make it a highly selective school.
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Why Northwestern? How to Write the Northwestern Essay

Use this guide to answer the Northwestern supplemental essay: Why Northwestern.
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