Find your college’s application essay prompts for 2019-2020
Help us to get to know you better by responding briefly to these questions. No need for research, just be creative and enjoy the process. List five books you have read that intrigued you (title, author, required reading)
How did you become interested in Wake Forest University and why are you applying?
As part of my high-school English curriculum, I was required to read [insert title]. I would have replaced it with [insert title here]. The required book I was most surprised I enjoyed was [insert title here].
Tell us how a work of fiction you’ve read has helped you to understand the world’s complexity.
What piques your intellectual curiosity, and why?
As part of our “Voices of Our Time” series – which allows students, faculty, and staff to hear from some of the world’s leading thinkers – Wake Forest has hosted Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michelle Alexander, Eboo Patel, and Thomas Friedman. If you could choose the next series speaker, who would you pick, and why?
Give us your Top Ten list (theme and then top 10).
At Wake Forest, we gather our students in “Calls to Conversation,” congregating small groups around dinner tables in faculty's and administrators’ homes to discuss topics organized around a theme, for example “arts for social change,” “gender in society,” and “leading a meaningful life.” If you could design a theme for a “Call to Conversation,” what would you choose, and why?
We live in an age intensely interested in heroes. Professor Joseph Campbell defined “hero” as “someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Describe a hero in public life and how and why, in your opinion, they meet Professor Campbell’s definition.
Please describe the special talent or ability which qualifies you for participation in the Presidential Scholarship program. Discuss a significant experience you have had or something you have read that has influenced the development of your talent.
Why do you wish to attend a liberal arts university? What do you expect to gain from four years at Wake Forest, and what could you contribute to the University in regards to your area of talent?
Please briefly describe the materials you are submitting to demonstrate your talent or ability.
Include a brief letter asking to be considered for the Farr Scholarship, describing how you became interested in entrepreneurship and how you plan to continue these interests at Wake Forest.
What influenced or sparked your interest in Computer Science?
Include a brief letter asking to be considered for the Ledford Scholarship, describing how you became interested in science, describing your career aspirations, and describing how this scholarship will benefit you.
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