With normal margins, a 750 word essay in 12-point Arial font with double spacing is approximately 2.7 pages.
If you were to use Times New Roman instead of Arial, then it would be approximately 3.1 pages.
If you were to switch to single-spaced, a 750 word essay in 12-point Arial font would be 1.7 pages.
For a normal academic essay, the average word length is usually right around 5.1 letters per word.
Recently, some colleges have come up with very creative essay requests in their applications, hoping that students will show their creativity. The University of Michigan's Honors Program asks students to "Explain Unicorns," and the University of Virginia wants students to tell them "What is your favorite word and why?"