Welcome to the greatest free collection of College Application Essays available anywhere. We have over 1,500 essays that students successfully used to gain admission to a wide variety of schools – everything from Ivy League institutions to Community Colleges. We collected these essays through a heavily promoted year-long contest in which we awarded a $1000 scholarship to the College Application Essay Contest winner.
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Use the collection to help you brainstorm essay topics — to bring out the best narrative as to why you are a great candidate for a college. Do not simply copy/paste or paraphrase one of these essays for your own application. Anyone has access to this college essay collection, including college admissions officers. We are not responsible for any plagiarism you may choose to do.
The essays are categorized alphabetically. Some essays gained students admission to multiple colleges, and they will be connected to the name of each college for which they were successful. Enjoy the collection, and best of luck in your college admissions journey!