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College Essays That Make A Difference

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Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition, you’ll find:

• More than 100 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and other top schools—along with their stats and where they ultimately got in
• Tips and advice on avoiding common grammatical mistakes
• Q&A with admissions pros from 20 top colleges, including Connecticut College, Cooper Union, The University of Chicago, and many more

This 6th edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges:
Amherst College
Barnard College
Brown University
Bucknell University
California Institute of Technology
Claremont McKenna College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Northwestern University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Smith College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Yale University

Essays That Scored. Essays That Bored.
What's the scariest part of the college application? For most, it's that big white space
where an essay is supposed to go. This book puts you in the admissions officer's seat;
we give you the intimate details-test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and of course, essays-of 89 elite college hopefuls. You'll find out where they applied and
ultimately got in. And where they didn't.
1. Eighty-nine real-life essays written by applicants to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and more
2. Complete application profiles of all the students, including where
they got in and where they didn't
3. Insider advice: Interviews with admissions pros at Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Claremont McKenna College, Johns Hopkins University, Macalester College, Middlebury College, New College of Florida, Northwestern University, United States Coast Guard Academy, Wellesley College, Williams College, and Yale University
Inside you'll find essays written for applications to the following colleges:
Amherst College
Barnard College
Bates College
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carleton College
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard College
Haverford College
Johns Hopkins University
Macalester College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College
New College of Florida
Northwestern University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
SmithCollege
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Chicago
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University

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