How long should a statement of purpose be? I had an idea of what the optimal length would be, but I realize now it may be a bit long. The application for UT says it should be 2 pages or less. The online form lets you input exactly 2 full pages single spaced size 12 font. I wrote up my statement and I have 1 and a half pages single spaced. What I am wondering though, do they mean it should be 2 pages or less with double or 1 1/2 spacing and they just allow you to submit more, or are they thinking single space. I'm probably thinking too much into it, I have 986 words. Too much?