7 months 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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