University of Connecticut Admissions Essays – College Application Supplement Essays, Prompt, Examples

College Application Essays accepted by University of Connecticut

Culture Shock
Anonymous
University of Connecticut
I wake up occasionally to the sound of a rooster crowing. I live in Hartford, the only real city in Connecticut and I wake to the sound of a rooster crowing. I am alone when I wake up and there is sunlight pouring into the room. I know when I go…

Value of Diversity
Anonymous
University of Connecticut
There simply was no solution. With tears of frustration in my eyes I went through the options for the hundredth time. I had come face to face with one of lifes many brutal truths: no one can build a sand-castle by herself. About to give up in…

Northville-Lake Placid Trail
Dylan Brown
University of Connecticut
Two years ago at summer camp, I hiked the better part of the Northville-Lake Placid Trail.
No one from camp had gone on this trip since some time in the seventies, so we had a certain air of bravado. We were a group of 14 and 15 year olds…

New People, New Dreams
Amanda Grewer
University of Connecticut
I think were lost,? I said to my parents as I stood on the corner of 114th Street and Broadway carrying a large bag of luggage. I stopped confused as to where I was going. I knew I was close; I could tell by the number of people wearing Columbia…

A Fork
Rose Tran
University of Connecticut
I have encountered a fork. Should I again submit to my fathers demands as I am sent to the kitchen to serve or should I refuse and risk tainting my role as the ideal Vietnamese daughter? I succumb, and fetch a repulsive-smelling platter of duck,…

A Student Ambassador
Rose Tran
University of Connecticut
I stood in front of a fourth grade classroom, all eyes fixed on me. For some reason, I felt nervous, as if I were bare, exposing all my past secrets to the world of susceptible minds. I held up the book The Colors of Freedom, explaining that it…

My Bare Feet
Amanda Potts
University of Connecticut
There was something about the feeling of that squishy muck squirting through my toes after a heavy rainfall that simply made me feel alive. Or to feel the gritty road pushing against every inch of my sole and the rough gravel digging into my…

A Dream
Benjamin Gordon
University of Connecticut
I had a dream last night that my most revered mentors came together to weave their unique threads into the fabric that ultimately became my Common Application essay.
Kurt Vonnegut, my favorite novelist, was in charge of the introduction to this…

An Intellectually Stimulating experience
Anonymous
University of Connecticut
I woke up that morning with a feeling of dread. As I raced down to the bus stop through the twilight of the early morning, I felt my heart palpitating with anticipation and worry. Every second that the bus brought me closer to New Haven, my fear…

Discovering Beauty Within a Book`s Bindings
Katherine Berke
University of Connecticut
I often find myself momentarily stunned by small, jewel-like moments that make up this life. For this I must thank books.
I always loved to read, for reading allowed me to contemplate life in a way that reality never did. The novelty lay, I think,…

Failure -Is That Still a Thing?
Anonymous
University of Connecticut
I dont believe in failure. I dont believe that it is possible to mess something up so entirely that nothing good can come of it. If I make a mistake, I learn from it. If I`m not as good as I want to be at something, I work that much harder at…

On Spending a Lot of Time with Old Women
Danielle Agugliaro
University of Connecticut
I round the corner into my cubicle and toss my coat on my chair. I chat with April as my computer starts up, and then check my Threads calendar, which is riddled with deadlines. My day could be filled with writing blog posts, driving over to help…



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