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Stony Brook Essay Prompts: What to Expect?

I'm planning on applying to Stony Brook University and want to get a head start on the essay prompts. Can anyone share their experience with the essay questions from last year or current prompts I can expect during the application process?

7 months ago

I understand you're looking to get a head start on the essay prompts for Stony Brook University. While essay prompts can change from year to year, I can provide you with a general idea based on previous application cycles.

In the past, Stony Brook has asked applicants to submit one or two essays as part of the application. The topics have included:

1. Personal Statement: This prompt asks students to describe themselves, including personal achievements, goals, interests, and special qualities. This is a common application essay prompt, and you could share an experience that has shaped your character or delve into your passions and aspirations. The goal is to provide insight into who you are beyond your grades and test scores.

2. "Why Stony Brook?": Some applicants may be asked to write an essay about why they are interested in attending Stony Brook University or a specific academic program within the school. This essay is an opportunity to show your research about the university, showcase your fit for the school, and demonstrate your enthusiasm for the academic program you're applying to.

Keep in mind that these prompts are subject to change for the upcoming application cycle. The best course of action would be to check the university's admissions website or its application when you’re ready to submit your application, as they will have the most up-to-date information on essay requirements.

In the meantime, you could start brainstorming and drafting responses to these general prompts so that you'll have a solid foundation when the updated prompts are released. Also check out this guide to the 2022-23 prompts: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-stony-brook-university-essay-2022-2023

Good luck with your application!

7 months ago

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