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UVA Essays That Worked

Hi guys! I'm applying to UVA and I'd love to see some essays that worked to serve as inspiration for my own. Does anyone have any examples or resources where I can find successful UVA essays? I'm trying to get a sense of what stands out to them. Thanks!

6 months ago

Hi! You’re in luck, because CollegeVine has compiled several examples of successful UVA essays, and also provides breakdowns of what each essay did well and what it could have done even better: https://blog.collegevine.com/uva-essay-examples.

Just make sure to use these examples as inspiration, rather than trying to replicate them in structure, topic, or tone, as authenticity and personal voice are both crucial elements in any strong college essay. If you want personalized advice on your own response, remember that CollegeVine offers both a free peer essay review tool and paid reviews by expert college admissions advisors - either of these resources can give you a clearer sense of whether your approach is working.

Good luck with your UVA application!

6 months ago

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