College Essays

We’re experts at the college essay, having helped thousands of students craft compelling essays that stand out during the admissions process.

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We help students make essays the strongest aspect of their applications

A college essay is not an academic essay, and it’s not an essay that you would write in English class. College essays are a completely unique type of writing that somehow became one of the most important parts of a college application — despite the fact that almost no student is ever really taught how to write them in high school.

At CollegeVine, we’ve perfected the art of writing essays and help students turn them into their secret weapons. And since we know that every student’s goals are different, we’ve created two different ways to work with us on your essays.

Our students see real results

Stand out with a strong application.

Read about one of our students who was accepted to 7 Ivy League schools in Business Insider.

3x likelihood of acceptance at top 10 schools.

We triple our students' chances of getting accepted to the most competitive colleges in the country.

$83,000 average scholarship size.

Many scholarships will require you to write an essay. No problem!

Two Ways To Get Essay Help from CollegeVine

A Comprehensive 1-on-1 Essay Process

In our Essay Program, we work with students during every phase of the process: brainstorming, drafting, editing, and putting together a final draft. We’ll also make sure your essay makes sense in the context of the rest of your application. This ensures your application is as strong as it can be for admissions officers.

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As fast as 1 hour!

Rapid Essay Review

Need someone to help with your essay quickly? We have a separate service to provide last-minute help on essays—theme, execution, etc.— before you submit them.

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Check Out Our Free College Essay Resources

College Essay Prompt Database

As you might already know, it’s difficult to find all of your college’s essay prompts in one place. We’ve compiled them into a searchable database here.

Essay Guides by School

Each year we publish free guides on how to tackle the Common App essays as well as each specific college’s supplemental essay questions. See here.

Sample Essays that Worked (Coming Soon)

Our team has compiled the most successful essays from the past few years and made them available for free so that you can see what we think quality essays look like.

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What Clients Say


Parent, son accepted to Cornell

I am a big fan of CollegeVine and the CollegeVine process. You don’t write the essays and you leave the author’s voice and work intact. You primarily give suggestions. This is the right way. Alexander’s writing actually improved dramatically through the process. I can honestly say that his writing skills grew tremendously in those two months - more than in his classes! I am already enthusiastically recommending CollegeVine to friends.


Student, Rapid Essay Review User

You guys are helping me so much!! I want to thank you. It makes me feel better when I am writing (and get stuck) to know that I can send whatever I am writing to CollegeVine and you will help me.

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