Penn Admissions Essays

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We have a correction for the Penn essay prompts (photo credit: Bryan Y.W. Shin).

A number of readers wrote in that the prompts for the Penn admissions essays that we posted a while back were incorrect and they sure were. We apologize that it’s taken us this long to run a correction! So, what’s the prompt, you ask?: “The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, The Wharton School, or Penn Engineering). Please tell us about specific academic, service, and/or research opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania that resonate with your background, interests, and goals. (400-650 words). If you wish to submit a resume, please upload it here (not required).  Hint: A .pdf file under 500 KB in size will be accepted.”

So if you’re applying for admission to Penn this year, this is what you’ll have to answer. What do you think of the questions? How do you intend to answer them? Do you think that Penn should get more creative with their essay prompts or is this just the right amount of creativity. Let us know your thoughts on the subject by posting below! We look forward to hearing from you!



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