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Common App Essays That Worked — Examples from Successful Students

July 05, 2017

It is very useful to see some sample applications from successful past students, not only to get your creative juices flowing but also to get a sense of the wide diversity of writing styles and personal statements.

There is no such thing as a model or correct way of writing your common application essay — they are highly personal and these sample essays exemplify exactly that point.

We’ve compiled a list of real Common App essays from past students that were accepted into some great universities!

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