Why some students prefer college admissions videos

Looks like more and more colleges and universities (such as George Mason) are accepting videos in their recruiting process. They’re more work for candidates — and possibly more painful for the admissions committee — but some students prefer them.

High school senior David Dorsey of New Jersey tells the Washington Post:

“I’m applying to seven schools, and I feel like I’ve written the same essay seven times,” said Dorsey, 18, who plans to study history and political science. “I thought this was a way to be different. I think my personality – well, anyone’s personality – is better expressed on video.”

Or music, if you watch the video above.