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College Application Essay Examples

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Why I Went to College
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” This illustrious quote from Martin Luther King Jr. is during the Civil Rights Act Movement which explains that everyone, despite color or race should all...
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About Me
I was born on the beautiful spring morning of 18 September 1993, a date that predestines me as a Virgo under the Zodiac philosophy, thus I am expected to have an analytical and systematic approach to life and to enjoy order, lists and wholesomeness. Thankfully, I have never put much weight into ideology that categorises hum...
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Application to Columbia University
When I was six years old, I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines. It has now been thirteen years that I have dealt with getting migraines more than fifteen times per month. Because of this, my life revolves around avoiding a migraine for a day or two and pushing through the ones I get. Yet, when I dance and hear music, that...
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Why I'm Applying to Eastern Illinois University
College is very important subject in high school and getting into college is also a very important topic. I’ve applied to 20 colleges in total; however there is only one college that I am hoping to get into. Eastern Illinois University is my top college that I want to get into. If I attend Eastern Illinois University I thin...
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Personal Statement for College Application
My past jobs may seem surprising at first glance but these jobs have aided me significantly in reaching my career goals. Through these selective jobs and my community I’ve begun to forge myself into the confident, client oriented, team based leader that I aspire to be. Post MBA I plan to become a socially responsible leader...
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Creative Writing College Application
The Committee on Admission is interested in getting to know each candidate as well as possible through the application process. The following essay question is designed to demonstrate your writing skills and facilitate our full appreciation of your unique perspective. The quality of Rice's academic life and the Residential...
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An Analysis of an Application Essay For College Admission
Application Essay Help Application Essays for college admission usually require one or more auto-biographical essays. Essay questions may vary but all serve the same purpose, to evaluate the fitness of a candidate. The essay portion of a college admissions application is an important tool for deciding your worthiness...
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Application for Medical School
John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” As a freshman at the University of Georgia, this quote constantly reminds me that education never stops. When I first entered high school, I always asked myself this question, “What are you going to be in the future when it’s all said a...
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Explaining LSAT Scores
Graduating from a College Preparatory High School with Gold Honors, you would assume one is prepared and ready to begin their College experience. Unfortunately, it did not work that way for me. I experienced it a bit reversely; encountering issues I was not ready to face. My first few years in college, before I transferred...
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College Education: Is It worth the Time and Money?
When it comes to the topic of going to college, most people understand that going to college will benefit their future. But agreement on this subject is not unlimited. Where agreements usually ends and argument begins is when the discussion turns to questions involving the time and money. Some people such as Linda Lee, auth...
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The Difference between Going to College Immediately after High School and Going to College Later in Life
One thing that most people know is that furthering one’s education is highly important in life. A college degree can dictate a lot of things such as income, job position, or even fulfilling a passion. Times have greatly changed since being able to do so without a college degree. But, college itself can be very overwhelming...
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Personal Thought on Why Is a Person Attending College
I often wonder why I am in college. I know that college will prepare me for the career I choose to pursue and make me that best that I can be in that field. But there should be other things that I could be learning aside from calculating probabilities and writing clear and thorough essays. Then I stumble and Ronald Takaki's...
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An Insight on How Memorable Life in College
College is known to be an experience whose memories last a lifetime. For some, this is where the future Mr. and Mrs. are found and where once in a lifetime opportunities are given and received. If deciding to attend college, many choose a college near home, while other choose college away from home. As a freshman student at...
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College Attendance Then and Now
Times Have Changed Times have changed dramatically in the past thirty years. The style of living, the sizes of families, and education have all changed dramatically. During the fifties, sixties, and most of the early seventies teenagers were thinking about going off to war or starting a family. Very few teenagers comin...
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Expectations and Urban Legends about College
EXPECTATIONS ABOUT COLLEGE Urban legends can be found all throughout our society. One of the reasons why they are so prevalent in our society is because they are focused on topics that play key roles in our lives. There are urban legends that are filled with horror, anxiety, sadness, humor, etc… but most of all they...
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An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of College
It's all up to you It's all over now. No more strict teachers, no more guidance counselors that tell you what is best for you, no more restrictions; this all happens when you graduate high school. Once you throw that cap in the air, you begin a new stage in your life that will carry out for the rest of your future. In coll...
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The Essential Elements in Choosing a College
The Essential Elements in Selecting a College Upon graduating high school, students face many difficult decisions. One of the most important decisions that will affect you throughout your life will be deciding whether or not to continue your education by obtaining a college degree. If you do decide to enroll in college, di...
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Preparing for College
At the beginning of high school just like many other individuals I was struggling with achieving the grades I aspired for, not because I wasn’t intelligent enough but because the potential inside of me was hiding behind a mind barrier. Slowly my math 9 teacher started to see that when I concentrated the material came easily...
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Why I Want to go to Law School
A funny story on how I got to the University of Missouri Columbia. It was my senior year and I applied to only about two to four schools all Ivy League. My counselor Ms. Morris said, is that all of the schools you are going to apply. I said yes. One day she called me down to her office and said, “go ahead and fill out t...
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College Application Prompts and Answers
Just do it I joined a student entrepreneurship association called NUSEA while I was at Stanford in 2006. I was soon elected the head of its then defunct Mentorship program – it had only one active mentor at the time. Within six months, I successfully turned the Mentorship program around by enrolling seven high profile Sili...
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Choosing College or the Military
Why College? My whole life I have heard people say that I should go to college so one day I can get a good job. When I was a child, my parents always told me I had to go to college, or I would not have future. Following high school that is exactly what I did. I attended my local community college with hopes of one day tran...
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A Life Changing Moment
On a Friday morning, my maths notebook flew out in the verandah through the classroom door. My maths teacher had thrown out my maths notebook in anger. He said, ” Get Out. Achieving a first rank in the whole school doesn’t mean that you are exempted from doing homework.” I was the topper of the whole school consistently for...
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Personal Statement About College
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? As the President of the Economics Club Foothill College, I had experienced and learned a lot about how to b...
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Application for John Hopkins
Even though my career path is in the medical field, I have gained invaluable experience the past three summers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA. With my high school Biology teacher Dr. Roslyn March-Amegadzie along with a scientist at WHOI, Dr. Richard Camilli. The program, Summer Introduc...
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How to Write the College Admission Essay
Writing my college admission essays would have to be a very significant moment in my compostion development. For the first time in my educational career I was challenged with a writing assignment in which I could not completely understand. College applications essays presented me with prompts such as "Who was your grea...
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