Long shot, but has anyone applied to the GWU Physics PhD program? If so, how long was your Statement of Purpose? There is no information about it on the application, I ran across this page: https://www.programs.gwu.edu/graduate/physics. This says 250-500 words, but asks for "your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application. If you are applying for an assistantship or fellowship, you should also describe any teaching experience you have had." Now, am I crazy, or is this impossible to include in only 500 words? My research experience alone is over 400 words, and GWU's application doesn't include any other place to write about or even list research experience. With every other school I've applied for, my statement has been close to 1500 words, and my statements have been looked over by professors who have told me they are just fine in length. Most other programs I see cap the statement at 2500. Has anyone applied here before? What did you do about this?