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Examples of personal statement for Common App?

Hi! I've started working on my Common App, and I need some help with the personal statement. If anyone could provide examples of successful personal statements or give me some tips on what colleges are looking for, I'd really appreciate it!

7 months ago

Hi! It's great that you're working on your Common App personal statement. I've found that the best place to look for example essays is CollegeVine's blog. They have posts that share essays from real students and then breakdown what the essays did well and where there was room for improvement. Here's the link to the Common App post:


They also have essay examples for dozens of top schools, so if you are looking for examples for school-specific supplements, poke around their website and see if your schools are on there.

7 months ago

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