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August 13, 2021

Emory University 2021-2022 Essay Prompts

Emory asks applicants to answer two essay prompts.

Emory University has released its 2021-2022 admissions essays for applicants to the Class of 2026. This year, Emory’s admissions committee is asking applicants to respond to two essay prompts: a 200-word essay and a 150-word essay. It’s one of the shorter supplements among the highly selective universities. By means of comparison, Tulane University — and there is quite a bit of overlap between Emory applicants and Tulane applicants — asks applicants to answer two 800-word essays. So what exactly are this year’s Emory admissions essays, you ask? Wonder no more!

The first Emory admissions essay prompt reads, “What academic areas are you interested in exploring in college?” Applicants are asked to answer this question in 200 words. For the second Emory admissions essay prompt, applicants have the option of picking one topic among five choices. The five choices are as follows: “(1) Reflect on a personal experience where you intentionally expanded your cultural awareness. (2) When was the last time you questioned something you had thought to be true? (3) If you could witness a historic event (past, present or future) first-hand, what would it be, and why? (4) Share about a time when you were awestruck. (5) Which book, character, song, monologue, or piece of work (fiction or non-fiction) seems made for you? Why?”

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