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Examples of successful Columbia essays?

Hey everyone, I'm starting to work on my college apps soon, and I wanted to know if anyone has any examples of successful essays for Columbia. I want to see what type of writing they're looking for and any unique approaches I haven't considered. Thanks!

6 months ago

Hello! When it comes to finding examples of successful essays for specific colleges like Columbia, it's important to remember that each applicant is unique, and so are their essays. What works for one person might not work for another. That said, CollegeVine does have an article with a few great example essays submitted by real students, which you can find here: https://blog.collegevine.com/columbia-university-essay-examples

For more tips on tackling Columbia's essays, be sure to check out this article as well: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-columbia-university-essays

That being said, focus on crafting a compelling narrative that showcases your voice and unique perspective. Remember, an essay that may work for another person might not be the right fit for you, so stay true to your own experiences and ideas. Good luck with your applications!

6 months ago

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