I spoke to a representative on the phone for over an hour and she gave me her complete undivided attention in talking to me about the school and how it would be a good fit for me. Her dedication to the conversation is what made me realize Vanderbilt cares.
Describe a favorite activity/organization and why you like it.
Debate has been a life changer for me. Since I started competing my sophomore year, my grades have dramatically improved, I've altered my goals, and generally become more passionate about where I'm headed in life. Not debating was a void in my life that I didn't even realize I had to fill.
Describe a favorite class and why you like it.
I took a political science class just for fun my sophomore year and as a result, I picked up a minor and began researching. The reason why I loved it so much is because of how engaging the professor was. I once emailed him in desperate need of information for a debate round. Within 10 minutes, he gave me the in-depth information I needed to win that round.