Cornell University 2021-2022 Essay Prompts

Cornell University has released its essay prompts for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. These essays apply to applicants to the Cornell Class of 2026. Now, for those folks who check out the college essay prompts for all the highly selective universities year in and year out not because you have children … 

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University of Chicago 2021-2022 Essay Prompts

Which highly selective school traditionally asks applicants to answer the weirdest essay question? That would be the University of Chicago — and this year will be no different. The institution has released its essay prompts for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle and, consistent with years past, things get weird fast (which … 

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Yale University 2021-2022 Essay Prompts

Yale University has released its 2021-2022 essay prompts. What does this mean? It means that applicants to the Class of 2026 can get cracking on their applications. And what kind of essay questions has the New Haven, Connecticut-based institution asks students to respond to this year? Well, rather unsurprisingly, the … 

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Brown University 2021-2022 Essay Prompts

Have you been waiting for months wondering what the Brown University 2021-2022 essay prompts will be? If so, the wait is over. The Providence, Rhode Island-based institution has released its admissions essay questions for this upcoming admissions cycle and we’ve got them for our readers. So what kind of questions … 

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2021-2022 Princeton University Essay Prompts

Wondering what the 2021-2022 Princeton University essay prompts will be? Well, wonder no more as the New Jersey-based institution has released the questions for this upcoming admissions cycle. As our regular readers know, Princeton did not offer an Early Action program last year due to the pandemic. They were the … 

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The Influence of Money on College Essay Topics

They say that money doesn’t buy happiness. Well, it apparently also doesn’t buy wise decision-making when it comes to choosing a topic for the Personal Statement in college admissions. A piece in yesterday’s New York Times by Arvin Ashok entitled “The Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions” focuses … 

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2021-2022 Common Application Essay Prompts

The 2021-2022 Common Application essay prompts have been released and we’ve got them for our readers. The headline? The essay prompts will remain the same, with one exception. The following essay prompt, which was the least selected by college applicants among last year’s seven options, is no more: “Describe a … 

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Red Flags in College Essays

Today, we thought we’d share with our readers some verbiage that college applicants so often include in their college essays — or elsewhere in their applications — that significantly hurts their chances of admission to highly selective universities. In our experience, these students don’t realize these words will essentially ding … 

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The Why College Essay Is a Date

It’s a question on so many elite college application supplements: “Why do you wish to go here?” Sometimes the question is longwinded. Sometimes the question is just two words. But no matter how it’s phrased, make no mistake, the school is trying to gauge if the applicant has actually done … 

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The Covid Admissions Essay

Are you a high school senior who isn’t sure if you should complete the optional COVID-19 essay on this year’s Common Application? If you didn’t already know about this prompt, which was added to the Common App. this admissions cycle, it reads: “Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters … 

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