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Baruch College | CUNY Baruch

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Baruch College | CUNY Baruch’s 2023-24 Essay Prompts

Select-A-Prompt Essay

Not Required

If you are applying to Baruch College, Hunter College or Queens College, use the essay topics below. Baruch College recommends all freshman applicants to submit an essay. Hunter College and Queens College require an essay.

Option 1

1. Tell us something meaningful about yourself that is not reflected in your application. You may choose to speak about your interests, aspirations and/or background.

Option 2

2. It is often said that the road to success is paved with setbacks. Tell us about a time you faced a challenge or obstacle. What did you learn from it, and how did it contribute to your success?

Option 3

3. Share an essay on any topic. You may use an essay that you have previously written or one that discusses a topic of your choice.

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