6 Weirdest, Worst And Most Memorable College Admissions Essays From Reddit

3 years ago



College admissions essays are a burning topic for most students. Not everyone is a gifted writer capable of making their essay a memorable piece of content. Still, Internet remembers everything, and so does Reddit.  A couple of years ago, there was an AskReddit thread started with a question: "College admissions counselors of Reddit, what's the weirdest/worst/most memorable essay you've read?" And so, Reddit users were happy to submit a gazillion of hilarious essay abstracts, topic ideas, and whatnot. Some of them were submitted by the authors, others - by people who were familiar with the authors. Naturally, there were others who had the “a friend of a friend who dated my cousin's best friend” situation. The Typical Student team collected the weirdest admission essay examples to show them to you.   


#1  Of the Cat and the Toast (The University of Chicago) :




There's also a bunch of non-conventional essay questions from the University of Chicago:


#2 Law and Order style college application essays: 






#3 The Hugh Gallagher essay that became a legend: 




#4 Trying to think outside the box: 




#5 Why Yale? 




#6 The secret of being a successful multi-tasker:





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