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I Write
David Sauvage
Wesleyan University
Like I said, I`m inept. I don`t tie my shoelaces. I don`t understand seat belts. I can`t change tires. I can`t cook or fish or dance or sing or act or lie. I don`t see how a plane can stay in the air or how it can land. I don`t know how to paint…

My Time in France
David Sauvage
Wesleyan University
My father was born in a little village in the south of France called Le Chambon in 1944. In that village, 5,000 Christians saved 5,000 Jews, including my grandfather, my grandmother, and my father.
Last summer, I visited Le Chambon for the first…

Finding the Woman In a Girl
Lauren Allison Hirshowitz
Wesleyan University
I watched in admiration as the gentleman in front of me hoisted my fifty-three pound backpack onto his head and began nonchalantly hiking over jagged rock, leading me through the village of Dogbadzi, Togo, where I would live for the next two…

Fairness and Justice
Anonymous
Wesleyan University
Fairness is a quality that I try hard to embody, and I admire those who demonstrate the impartiality necessary to be just. But people often mistake impartiality as the defining characteristic of someone who is fair. Empathy is more essential…

Sticks and Stones
Anonymous
Wesleyan University
When my younger brother, James, was five years old, Jack Nierman bit him while they were playing in our favorite playground. I was sitting atop the monkey bars when I saw it happen. I swung down and pushed Jack away, then dragged my screaming…

Homecoming
Anonymous
Wesleyan University
As I was part of Chicago, I thought Chicago was a part of me. It seemed as though nothing could extricate my Chicagoan heart, any more than tame my native accent. So when shifting vocational winds drove my family to Bethesda, Maryland, I thought…

Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Anonymous
Wesleyan University
Please write a personal statement.
The day Kurt Vonnegut died my friend Becca called me crying. So it goes,? I said, and we chuckled in spite of our sadness. We had become devotees of Vonnegut since our introduction to Cats Cradle two years ago,…

Joy
Anonymous
Wesleyan University
One hundred sixty-two days ago I was counting the days I had left to live. Impression: Large right ovarian mass with cystic appearance periphery and solid tumor in the center?? I trembled as I heard every word of the MRI report that my mom had…

The Synergy of Music
Anonymous
Wesleyan University
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…



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