CollegeVine's Essay Prompt Database

Find Your College’s Application Essay Prompts For 2019-2020

At CollegeVine, our goal is to make the college application process a little less stressful, so we’ve compiled the latest essay prompts for the top 100 schools in one easy, searchable database.

Note: The prompts are from the 2018-2019 application cycle. They will be updated for the 2019-2020 cycle once they are released. Subscribe to get updates when prompts are released.

How to Use the Database: Just search your desired school name or part of a prompt below, and find all the prompts for that college.

Also, every year we create free guides on “How to Write X School’s Essays” for the top 100 schools. In these guides, we give you tips and tricks on how to approach each prompt. As such, our prompt database below also contains a link to each school's Essay Breakdown. If a school doesn’t have an Essay Breakdown yet, sign up on the sidebar to get alerted when new posts for the schools you care about are live.

We've also created a guide on How to Write the Common Application Essays for 2019-2020 and How to Write the Coalition Application Essays for 2019-2020.