Why College X - Gamers Paradise

Essay Prompt

Why are you interested in Rensselaer? (100 words or less)

Sample Essay

I, like many of my generation, am a gamer. For most of my childhood, this was the subject of much conflict in my household. My parents worried that I was “frying my brain” and they imposed strict limits on my gaming time. Then I convinced them to watch Jane McGonigal’s TED talk on how gaming can make a better world. Things changed. I got to go to a special gamers camp, then an AI camp. Now I’m applying to Rensselaer so I can get a degree in Games and Simulations Arts and Sciences with their full support. That’s why Renssalaer.

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