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Essay Snark

About EssaySnark

Essay Snark is a both an admissions consulting service and informative blog (or ‘blahg’, as they call it), with a cutting but intelligent analysis of schools and real-world events. Some of their articles require membership on the site and are not available to the public.


Outside of their blog, Essay Snark offers a wide variety of services including some that other consulting services do not. This most popular service is the essay review, but they also offer expert opinions on how the strength of applications, career goals, analysis of accomplishments, and suggestions for who should write letters of recommendation.

Most of their services are one-off purchases, but their Complete Essay Package allows clients to create essays from nothing over the course of several weeks. Their 4-School Set provides full support for four different schools, which according to the website has proven successful for “all applicants”. Though, keep in mind past performance does not guarantee your personal success.

EssaySnark Cost and Contact Info

Essay Snark’s prices vary throughout the year, and may have changed on their website since they last updated their profile.

Some services have discounts during non-peak times, and can go as low as $269 for a single rushed essay or $650 for four essays (with exceptions such as Harvard Business School, which is priced a bit differently). The full essay package can be purchased for $1149, and the 4-School Set for $2999.

Essay Snark offers several different routes of contact, but discourages casual inquiry and would rather people attempt to find answers on the site prior to contacting them. If something hasn’t already been answered, visitors can pick a method of contact from the list at www.essaysnark.com/about/contact.

Reviews Statistic

4.6 out of 4.6
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5 Stars 3
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5 reviews for EssaySnark Overview

  1. 4 out of 5


    I worked with them for proofreading services. They had great communication throughout the process. I worked with them to provide feedback on my career goals essay; Don’t expect them to write the essay for you! The feedback was mainly helpful for me to do more self-reflection. The were also upfront about letting me know whether the essay was up to par. I went through two revisions with them. They also provide a full 360 feedback on your first revision. Overall, I’d definitely use them if you have thought about your essay and have a draft and are looking for feedback for polishing your essay.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Michigan - Ross School of Business
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Before writing the essay, I'd definitely start by reflecting on what you want professionally and personally the next two to three years. I think this will definitely help you understand your goals and your personal values which will contribute to helping you write the essay easier. MOst people who do not do this end up rewriting their essay multiple times which wastes a lot of time. Also, Ask your friends and family for feedback. They are a great resource and reach out to current MBA students at the school to learn about the career and personal growth opportunities available!
  2. 5 out of 5


    Pretty good advice and also is knowledgeable on what schools you could get into based on your background

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross / 2017
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: use it. it's cheap
  3. 5 out of 5


    Was very helpful in learning the school specifics and school culture

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: UCLA Anderson/2016
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Start early in preparing your application
  4. 4 out of 5


    I purchased a school guide from Essay Snark. I found it extremely helpful – It was a great source to get data about the school as well as preliminary insights into the school’s culture and career opportunities. It does not substitute what you can get by visiting a school and talking to current students though.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Fuqua
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Visit the school and talk to current students to figure out if you are really passionate about a school - your essays will flow much more naturally and you will make a better choice for yourself that way!
  5. 5 out of 5


    I thought this was a great service at a reasonable price.

    I could not fathom paying a consultant several thousand dollars per application, but wanted advice from someone other than family/friends who (despite the best intentions) are inherently not as critical as they should be or are unfamiliar with the admissions process. Essay Snark is not for the faint of heart – they tell it to you exactly how it is, which I found extremely valuable.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Chicago Booth / 2016
    • Advice to current prospective applicants: Try not to overthink the essays - your gut is probably correct.

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