Essay Vault

Essays That Worked for the Top 50

Your Common Application Essay is what truly makes your application stand out. Your essay should tell a story while simultaneously showcasing why you would be an asset as a student at the school you are applying to. This is your chance to showcase your abilities aside from course selections, grades, standardized test scores, awards and activity list experiences.

The EssayVault is filled with Common Application main essay examples that resulted in successful admission offers at all top 50 American universities.

*These essays are not intended to be copied and submitted as your own work, but rather, should be read to give you an idea of how a good essay reads so that you can craft your own essay in a way that best supports your application. Plagiarism is never permitted. Be sure to tell your own story to get the best outcome.

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