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The University of Pittsburgh’s Honors supplemental essay focuses on global issues

This supplemental essay question is only asked of students who wish to apply for the Pitt Honors program.

If you could change anything in the world, what would it be? Explain why and how you would change it. (200-300 words)

 

 

Indiana’s supplemental essay prompt for the ’22-’23 admissions cycle

Describe your academic and career plans and any special interest (for example, undergraduate research, academic interests, leadership opportunities, etc.) that you are eager to pursue as an undergraduate at Indiana University. Also, if you encountered any unusual circumstances, challenges, or obstacles in pursuit of your education, share those experiences and how you overcame […]

SMU’s supplemental essays demand personal insight and research from applicants

SMU appeals to students for a variety of reasons. Briefly describe why you are interested in attending SMU and what specific factors have led you to apply. (250 words or less)
SMU is a diverse learning environment shaped by the convergence of ideas and cultures. How will your unique experiences or background enhance […]

Baylor’s big supplemental essay

Baylor only has 1 required supplemental essay this admissions cycle, yet there is a lot to cover in order to fully answer the question. The good news is you have 450 words to respond!

What are you looking for in a university, why do you want to attend Baylor, and how do you see […]

Supplemental essays for Purdue dig into students’ interests and aspirations

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (250 words or less)
How will opportunities at Purdue support your interests, both in and out of the classroom? (100 words or less)
Briefly discuss your reasons for pursuing the major you have selected. (100 words or less)

University of Colorado Boulder’s supplemental essays asks students about identities and interests

At the University of Colorado Boulder, no two Buffs are alike. We value difference and support equity and inclusion of all students and their many intersecting identities. Pick one of your unique identities and describe its significance. (250 words or less)
Please share a bit more about your academic interests. What do you […]

Tulane’s 2022-2023 optional supplemental essay prompts

Tulane gives students the opportunity to expand on their application by answering these 3 optional prompts. To express your interest in Tulane further than just submitting an application, consider answering these prompts.

Please briefly describe why you are interested in attending Tulane University. (No more than 500 words)
Tulane values the lessons gained from […]

The University of Oklahoma’s optional (yet highly recommended) supplemental essay prompts

Although OU’s supplemental essays are technically optional, choosing not to submit responses will make you ineligible to receive leadership, major-based, or community service scholarships. That being said, submitting the following 2 or 3 essays is strongly encouraged.

The University of Oklahoma believes strongly in educating leaders of communities in Oklahoma, as well as across […]

Texas Tech University strongly recommends that students submit at least 1 optional supplemental essay

Even though Texas Tech University does not require students to submit supplemental essays, applicants should strongly consider submitting at least 1 of the two 500-word essay prompts. Answering these questions will give admissions an insight into your unique circumstances and make you stand out from other applicants.

Tell us your story. What unique opportunities […]

Rice University’s unique supplemental requirements; they’re not all essays

Rice University is asking students to write 3 essays and provide one picture that speaks to them in order to get a broader perspective on the person applying.

Please explain why you wish to study in the academic areas you selected. (150 word limit)
Based upon your exploration of Rice University, what elements of […]