The essay is an opportunity for you to help the admissions committee become acquainted with you in a way different from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. Please write an essay (300 words or less) on one of the topics listed below:
Select an original work of your choice from anywhere in the world (this could be a work of art, a piece of literature, a scientific or mathematical theory, a musical composition, a film, or any other creative piece) and discuss how it has affected your thinking.
How has your outlook on life been shaped by your hometown? In turn, how have you influenced your hometown?
An encounter with a culture, people, or place different from your own. How did this experience affect your understanding of diversity?
Any topic of your choice.
How do you see yourself contributing to campus life and the classroom environment?
Is there anything about your academic record, test scores or overall performance that you would like to explain in greater detail?