University of Chicago 2019-2020 Essay Prompts

The University of Chicago is known for its quirky admissions essays. Each year, admissions officers at the University of Chicago ask applicants to respond to some truly wacky questions — and we love that! In a sea of so many colleges asking applicants to respond to the same few questions, … 

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Northwestern University 2019-2020 Admissions Essay

Northwestern University has released its supplemental essay for the 2019-2020 admissions cycle. And if you’re wondering how many supplemental essays you’ll have to answer, the answer is…one. Just like last year, Northwestern asks students to respond to one supplemental essay in 300 words. So what question is it? Why is … 

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Dartmouth College 2019-2020 Admissions Essays

Dartmouth College has released its 2019-2020 admissions essays, the prompts students will need to complete for their applications. Just like last year, students will need to complete two essay prompts. The first prompt is 100 words or fewer (which means applicants should write very close to 100 words if not … 

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A Pet Peeve in College Essays

Every paragraph, every sentence, every word matters in college admissions essays. So often, students flippantly include words or phrases that can have a catastrophic impact on their cases for admission. And, so often, these students don’t even realize that they’ve just placed all of their great high school work in … 

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2019-2020 University of Pennsylvania Essay Prompts

Some universities change their admissions essay prompts regularly and some universities rarely do so. The University of Pennsylvania had the same essay prompt for a few years running. That prompt, which applicants were directed to answer in 400-650 words, read: “How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at … 

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The Fingerprints of Parents in College Essays

One question we sometimes get from parents during free consultations goes like this: “Can’t college admissions officers tell you had a hand in your students’ essays?” Our answer goes like this: “If college admissions officers suspected we had a hand in revising our students’ essays, we wouldn’t be very good … 

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Misconceptions About College Essays

A core objective of our college admissions blog is to correct misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process, misconceptions perpetuated by students, parents, high school counselors, private college counselors (yes, there are plenty of private college counselors who give some pretty bad advice!), admissions officers, journalists, and, heck, even … 

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2018-2019 Stanford Supplemental Admissions Essays

No conversation about highly selective universities with the most supplemental essay prompts would be complete without a mention of Stanford University. Stanford has historically not been shy about requiring applicants to answer a host of admissions essay prompts. This year is no different. In fact, Stanford asks this year’s applicants … 

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Wash U 2019 Essay Prompt

For quite some time, Washington University in St. Louis has been an exception to a rule in highly selective college admissions. The school, ranked #18 in the latest “US News & World Report” ranking of best national universities, has not asked applicants to answer any supplemental essay prompts. That will … 

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Yale University 2018-2019 Essay Prompts

The Yale University 2018-2019 essay prompts are out and we’ve got them for our readers. Traditionally, Yale has one of the more extensive supplements, requiring students to answer multiple short and long essay prompts. This year’s supplement is no exception. There’s a 100-word Why Major essay, a 125-word Why Yale … 

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