Is it bad if a letter of recommendation for graduate school is over 1 page, like 1.5 pages?

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An LOR is typically one to two pages. If it was five pages, that would be odd.

  • Are letters 2 pages in size common in graduate school?
    – SuperHeroY
    Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 12:31
  • Yes, an LOR that stretches to a second page is quite common. Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 12:40
  • Yes, this is about right. Just guesstimating, I’d say a mean of 1.4 pages with an SD of 0.5 pages. Less than half a page is very rare. More than two pages is unusual but not terribly so.
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 4:24

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