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
Essay prompts from the Common application
Essay Draft Exercises
Use this to help you craft the ideal essay