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Syracuse University Supplemental Essays?

Hi all! I'm planning to apply to Syracuse University. I heard they have supplemental essays, but I can't seem to find the prompts anywhere. Can anyone help me out with the specific essay prompts for Syracuse?

7 months ago

Hello! This year, Syracuse has just one supplemental essay prompt, which is:

Syracuse University is a place that seeks to be welcoming to all – and has been since our founding. Explain why you are interested in Syracuse University and describe a personal experience in which you persevered through adversity, rejected discrimination, learned a lesson, or were inspired by the courageous actions of others and how you will apply what you learned to our community in a positive way. (250 words)

You can find a breakdown of how to tackle this prompt on CollegeVine's blog (https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-syracuse-university-essays). However, keep in mind that the prompt may be different next year, or Syracuse may add to their supplemental package. So, I would advise against starting to actually write anything until August 1st before your senior year, as that's when the official prompts for that applications cycle are released.

Once you do start writing, keep in mind that CollegeVine offers both a free peer essay review service and paid reviews by expert college admissions advisors. Sometimes, getting a more objective second set of eyes on your essay is just the thing you need to take it from good to great.

Best of luck with your application!

7 months ago

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