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Harvard college essay prompts: anyone?

Hey guys, I'm just starting to look at my college essays and I'm wondering what kind of prompts I should expect from Harvard? Any suggestions or places where I can find examples of past prompts? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! It's exciting that you're starting to work on your college essays. As for Harvard's essay prompts, they tend to remain quite consistent from year to year. There's typically one main essay prompt asking you to write between 250-650 words about your background, identity, interest, or talent. You can also choose any topic of your choice, as long as it offers a unique insight about yourself. In addition, Harvard has a supplemental essay section that provides an opportunity for applicants to share something more about themselves or to expand on a topic they feel is important. This supplemental essay usually comes with a range of prompt options and has a shorter word limit, around 150-300 words.

For examples of past prompts and other relevant essay resources, you can check out CollegeVine's website: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-harvard-university-essays

They offer an extensive essay guide with prompt databases for many colleges, including Harvard. I hope this helps! Good luck with your essays!

7 months ago

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