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MIT essays?

Hey! I'm looking for examples of essays from successful MIT applicants. If you have any or know where to find some, I'd really appreciate your help!

6 months ago

Hello! It's important to note that using other people's essays as examples might not be the best approach. Colleges, including MIT, are interested in understanding who you are as an individual and appreciate authenticity. By reading others' essays, you might unintentionally be influenced by their style and ideas rather than focusing on what makes you unique.

That said, you can find a few example essays submitted by real students here: https://blog.collegevine.com/mit-essay-examples

If you're seeking some guidance, MIT Admissions has a blog where current students and admissions staff share tips and advice on the application process, including writing the essays (you can search for "MIT Admissions Blog"). There, you'll find insights about the various prompts and how to approach them in a way that shows your genuine self.

I encourage you to brainstorm ideas about your experiences, values, and interests, and then choose the MIT prompts that best align with what you want to share. Remember, the essays are an opportunity to showcase your personality, problem-solving abilities, and how you think in a way that test scores and grades cannot.

Also, be sure to check out this CollegeVine breakdown for more advice on tackling the MIT essays: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-mit-application-essays

Finally, seek feedback from others you trust, such as teachers, counselors, or mentors, who can help you refine your essays and ensure they communicate your authentic experiences effectively. Good luck!

6 months ago

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