Washington University in St. Louis Admissions Essays – College Application Supplement Essays, Prompt, Examples

College Application Essays accepted by Washington University in St. Louis

On Hockey and Being a Girl
Linh Mai Nguyen
Washington University in St. Louis
It was an ordinary game of floor hockey. My palms were soaked, my skin unbearably itchy. The droplets of sweat were rolling down my back. But I couldnt pay any attention to that. The offensive player was approaching me with the puck, trying to…

Colors of Life
Anonymous
Washington University in St. Louis
Yellow – one of the primary colors. It is one hue; it is a million hues. Pale yellow, the color of silt in Chinas River of Life; saffron yellow, the color of Chinese sovereignty for two millennia; tanned yellow, the tint of my skin.
The first day…

National Nonsensical Writing Month
Anonymous
Washington University in St. Louis
My spacebar popped off of the keyboard for the seventh time that night. I snatched it from the floor and rammed it back in place, knowing that it was a futile effort. Apparently, my laptop was suffering from the tribulations of National Novel…

Unexpected Participant
Anonymous
Washington University in St. Louis
One of my greatest joys in the world is the feeling of ice crunching under my skates. I love playing ice hockey. It has been a major part of my life since I was seven years old. I started out figure skating, then one day I noticed the kids my age…

Of Talking Ravens and Curious Cinephiles
Vikram Kejariwal
Washington University in St. Louis
Surrealism is embedded in the everyday, in the daily experience? — Katharine Conley
It seems fitting for me to transform every moment or thought into a film screened inside my head. Cinema is my life, and guides me beyond my life. I rise from…

In a Graveyard
Anonymous
Washington University in St. Louis
Of all the places to experience a pivotal moment in life, a graveyard was mine. After a week of research, my grandmother and I stepped through the old, rusty cemetery gate and were surprised to see the headstone of Moses Short a few feet from the…

The Synergy of Music
Anonymous
Washington University in St. Louis
My fingers pirouetted up and down the fingerboard, spiraling faster than the notes running through my head. Every white callous and bloody blister had led up to this moment, as I could feel all those hours of repetition, struggle, and stumbling…

Playground
Andrew Elsakr
Washington University in St. Louis

There was one playground not too far from my grandparents` apartment in Cairo (the summer home of my childhood) where I wasn`t treated like the quirky, abnormal kid that I was used to being. It wasn`t your ideal picture of a playground, though….

Doodling Flowers
Weiying (Annie) Zhang
Washington University in St. Louis
Whenever Im taking notes in English, answering questions on a history test, or listening to a class discussion, I doodle flowers. Yes, flowers. You might imagine that a high school senior in AP classes would be too busy absorbing PowerPoint…



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