Interested in applying to Cornell? The Cornell supplemental essays have been released for the 2014-2015 college admissions cycle and we’ve got them for our readers. For students applying to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the essay prompt reads: “How have your interests and related experiences influenced the major you have selected in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences?” For students applying to the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, the prompt reads: “Why are you excited to pursue your chosen major in AAP? What specifically about AAP and Cornell University will help you fulfill your academic and creative interests and long-term goals?” You best be specific! Don’t just write about the great food options at Cornell! This is true of all Cornell supplemental essay responses.
For applicants to Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences, the prompt reads: “Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests?” Don’t just list those academic interests of yours. Be creative! We help our students do just that at Ivy Coach. For those applying to the College of Engineering, the essay prompt reads: “Tell us about an engineering idea you have, or about your interest in engineering. Describe how your ideas and interests may be realized by—and linked to—specific resources within the College of Engineering. Finally, explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish.”
For those seeking admission to the School of Hotel Administration (Cornell has the very best), the essay question reads: “Hospitality is the largest industry in the world and includes sectors such as hotel operations, food and beverage management, real estate, finance, marketing, and law. Considering the breadth of our industry, please describe what work and non-work experiences, academic interests, and career goals influenced your decision to study hospitality management? How will these contribute to your success at the School of Hotel Administration?” For the College of Human Ecology, the question reads: “What do you value about the College of Human Ecology’s perspective, and the majors that interest you, as you consider your academic goals and plans for the future?”
And, finally, for the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, here’s the essay prompt: “Tell us about your intellectual interests, how they sprung from your course, service, work or life experiences, and what makes them exciting to you. Describe how these interests may be realized and linked to the ILR curriculum.” All supplemental essay answers for Cornell should be between 250 and 650 words. So, to the readers of our college admissions blog, what does that mean? It means that you should be writing 650 words! Not 250. Oy. Don’t be lazy with your college essays. That’s the worst.