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August 31, 2021

George Washington University 2021-2022 Essay Prompts

GW has published its essay prompts for the Class of 2026 (photo credit: Pjn1990).

Thinking of applying to The George Washington University Class of 2026? GW has released its essay prompts for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. Applicants to the GW Class of 2026 are asked to write one essay. The essay is to be selected from two prompts.

The first prompt reads, “At the George Washington University, our students frequently interact with policymakers and world leaders. These experiences and those of our alumni can shape the future of global affairs. If you had the power to change the course of history in your community or the world, what would you do and why?”

The second prompt reads, “The George Washington University encourages students to think critically and to challenge the status quo. Thus, civil discourse is a key characteristic of our community. Describe a time when you engaged others in meaningful dialogue around an issue that was important to you. Did this exchange create change, new perspectives, or deeper relationships?”

Applicants should respond to the essay prompt — whether they choose the first prompt or the second prompt — in 500 words. Have a questions about the GW 2021-2022 essay prompts? Let us know your question by posting it below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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