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Common App Essays That Worked — Examples from Successful Students
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!