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Common Admissions Essays Questions or Prompts


The "you" questions. "Tell us about yourself".
The "why do you want to attend this college" questions.
The Creative Questions.

"You" questions or personal statements. (Examples)

"Use this space to let us know something about you that we might not learn from the rest of your application."

"Your application is meant to help us learn more about you. What else would you like us to know?"

"Describe a significant interest, experience, challenge or value."

"How have you grown and developed over the 4 years of your high school career?"

"What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?"

"Evaluate a significant experience or achievement that has special meaning for you."

The "why do you want to attend this college" questions. (Examples)

"Why have you selected this college?"

"Why do you think you and college X would be a good match for each other?"

"Why have you chosen this college and major?"

"Review your reasons for attending college. Explain how earning a college degree will help fulfill your career goals."

The "be creative" questions. (Examples)

"Discuss some issue of personal, local or national concern and why it is important to you."

"If you had the chance to meet a famous person, past or present, who would it be, and why?"

"Write about a person who has had an influence on you, and describe that influence."

"Write about your favorite book or film and tell why it has influenced you."

"Relate the most humorous experience in your life."

"You have just finished writing your 300 page autobiography. Please submit page 217."

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