I've submitted my SOP for some of the schools I'm applying to, and after talking to some of my friends, I've learned that a couple of the schools that I've applied to put something like "around 1000 words" in their description.
Now I wrote one statement of purpose for all the schools and changed the last paragraph to fit the particular school so the exact length may vary, but I'm pretty sure most of them were between 500~600 words, and certainly below 700 words. I don't think the statements were badly written or lacking in content. In fact, I think I said pretty much everything I thought should be said, WITHOUT putting too much mundane detail about my resume. (It felt forced and unnatural.)
I've showed them to a couple of professors, and they said it was well written and offered only minor corrections in spelling/grammar.
My question is, would this negatively impact my chances at the schools that seem to think a SOP should be around 1000 words?
I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks in advance.