How Long Is a 300 Word Essay?

Short essays need to be written rather often by students of all departments. So sooner or later they all start wondering: how long is a 300-word essay? Shall it be typed in a manner that would fit the whole page or even two? Or shall it take the least space possible? There are various types of writing that involve setting 300-word limit, such as cover letter, business email, short review, response paper, explanatory note, small article, etc. In case you have never written short essays, you probably have no idea how long is a 250-word essay or a 300-word essay and how much space they take up visually. Actually, the length of a 300-word paper depends on the formatting parameters used in your electronic document, and can be the following:

  • ½ pages in case you are using single spacing for your typing;
  • 1 page in case you have set double spacing for the document.

The other parameters that determine the length of the paper include the margins and the font size. Moreover, not only the font size matters, but its style as well: same font size 11 looks very different on Aerial and Times New Roman. Besides, the citation style required by your professor also matters, as in some cases the upper part of the page will be taken by the student’s information, while in other cases the essay text begins right from the top of the page.

Pages by Word Count

For your convenience, we have analyzed the different typing parameters and their impact on how much space short essays take. Use the table below to see how many pages is a 300-word essay when written with various fonts, and how long the short essays of other word counts can be.

Word Count Pages (single-spaced) Pages (double spaced)
200 WORDS ⅓ PAGE ⅔ PAGE
250 WORDS 2,5/6 PAGE 2,5/3 PAGE
300 WORDS ½ PAGE 1 PAGE
400 WORDS ⅔ PAGE 1⅓ PAGES
500 WORDS ⅚ PAGE 1⅔ PAGES
600 WORDS 1 PAGE 2 PAGES
750 WORDS 1¼ PAGES 2½ PAGES
800 WORDS 1⅓ PAGES 2⅔ PAGES
1000 WORDS 1⅔ PAGES 3⅓ PAGES
1200 WORDS 2 PAGES 4⅘ PAGES
1500 WORDS 2½ PAGES 5 PAGES
2000 WORDS 3⅓ PAGES 6⅔ PAGES
2500 WORDS 4⅙ PAGES 8⅓ PAGES
3000 WORDS 5 PAGES 10 PAGES
3500 WORDS 5⅚ PAGES 11⅔ PAGES
4000 WORDS 6⅔ PAGES 13⅓ PAGES
5000 WORDS 8⅓ PAGES 16⅔ PAGES
6000 WORDS 10 PAGES 20 PAGES
7500 WORDS 12,5 PAGES 25 PAGES
8000 WORDS 13⅓ PAGES 26⅔ PAGES
10000 WORDS 16⅔ PAGES 33⅓ PAGES