) comes through loud and clear and we really get a sense of who you are.
When I talk to prospective Yalies about the application process, I am often asked what my favorite essay topic is. The quality of a college essay has little to do with topic, and everything to do with reflection and voice.
Every required bit of writing should be considered precious real estate on your applications; think about what you want us to know about you, and do your best to work that information into the space allotted.
It is through these essays that your admissions officer revels in your successes, shares in your disappointments, gets to know – forgive the cliché – the real you.
In a special #throwbackthursday post, XC asked current (admitted) students to share a few of the best lines from their own admissions essays to Yale.