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Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays that Made a Difference, 5th Edition, you’ll find:

• 114 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and other top schools—along with each applicant’s test scores, GPA, demographic information, and where they ultimately got in

• A special section with writing tips and the most common grammatical mistakes that students make on their essays

• Insider advice from with admissions pros at Amherst College, Cooper Union, Deep Springs College, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Macalester College, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Yale University, and more

This fifth edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges:

Amherst College

Bard College

Barnard College

Boston College

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

California Institute of Technology

Claremont McKenna College

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Duke University

Franklin W. Olin College of


Georgetown University

Harvard College

Massachusetts Institute of


Middlebury College

New College of Florida

New York University

Northwestern University

Pomona College

Princeton University

Rice University

Smith College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

University of California—San Diego

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

Washington and Lee University

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Yale University



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