The Ivy Coach Daily

August 25, 2021

American University 2021-2022 Essay Prompt

American University asks applicants to respond to a short Why College essay (photo credit: Samschoe).

Applying to the American University Class of 2026? If so, you’ll be required to write an essay. In fact, American University has released its 2021-2022 essay prompt and we’ve got it for our readers. So what exactly will the Washington, DC-based institution be asking applicants to respond to this year? Wonder no more!

In 150 words, which happens to be a very short college supplement, applicants to American are asked to respond to the following essay prompt: “Why are you interested in American University?” Loyal readers of our college admissions blog can easily discern exactly what American’s admissions committee is asking. It’s a Why College essay. They want to know precisely why the applicant wishes to attend American. The essay, of course, should be filled with specific after specific that only apply to American — not to any other university in the nation.

Have a question about the American University 2021-2022 essay prompt? If so, post your question below and we’ll be sure to write back. We look forward to hearing from you!

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