College essays are a great opportunity to show another side of you in addition to your academics. 1 college essay for multiple schools is acceptable.
CUNY Essay Prompts
- Tell us something meaningful about yourself that is not reflected in your application. You may choose to speak about your interests, aspirations and/or background.
- It is often said that the road to success is paved with setbacks. Tell us about a time you faced a challenge or obstacle. What did you learn from it, and how did it contribute to your success?
- Share an essay on any topic. You may use an essay that you have previously written or one that discusses a topic of your choice.
SUNY App Essay Prompts
Essay prompts from the SUNY application
Common App Essay Prompts