Acceptance & Admissions Essays

Being accepted into your dream college could come down to the strength of your admissions essay. Gain inspiration from these examples, then find your own way of showing the admissions committee why you stand out from the pack.

  • Affirmative Action: It Began in 1961 by President Kennedy

    Affirmative Action Affirmative Action was started to eliminate discrimination in the workplace by hiring workers on a nondiscriminatory basis. It began in 1961 by president Kennedy when he issued executive order number 10925 to make federal contractors take affirmative action(Altschiller,

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  • Affirmative Action as Racial Discrimination

    Affirmative Action as Racial Discrimination The controversy over affirmative action is growing to embody most all selective decisions in American society. From public protection to college admissions, people are becoming resentful of such affirmative action programs. The applicability of these pr

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  • Essay

    With more than three weeks to write a 500-1500 word essay, you have more control over your application essay than over any other aspect of the application. As a result, you should not take the essay lightly considering that many applicants will spend weeks perfecting their essays. However, because w

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  • My Senior Year

    My senior year is very important and that is why I must use it efficiently. There are many things I hope to accomplish during my senior year. Graduation is my top priority because if I do not graduate my future will be in jeopardy. Clubs and extra activities are very important for college acceptance

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  • People

    Use structure A good essay begins with a well-conceived main idea or point you are trying to get across to your reader. Each paragraph should relate to your main idea in some way. And as with any good piece of writing, your essay should have a discernible beginning, middle and end. Be creative

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  • Adjusting to College Life

    When students are still in high school, college looms in the distance like an ominous cloud. Frankly, all of the students are scared about going to college. When students go to college they feel like going to the great unknown – to go to a place where they don't know anyone. But after all college i

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  • College Application Essay

    College Application Essay One cold and snowy December 23, my dad and I left for what would be the first professional football game I had ever seen. The whistle blew, the crowd roared, and the game began. My favorite team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, were playing the Minnesota Vikings in wh

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  • Affirmative Action Analysis 25

    Affirmative Action has become of the most controversial social policy issues to be discussed in recent years. It is controversial because it challenges fundamental American beliefs. As Seymour Martin Lipset put it: "Affirmative Action policies have forced a sharp confrontation between two core Ameri

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  • Affirmative Action in Higher Education Should Be Abolished

    Introduction: Affirmative action in higher education should be abolished. College admissions should be based on what the admissions board is looking for, not what the government says should be required. In this paper, I will present evidence to support that position. At one time, affirmative ac

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  • Skin Deep

    Skin Deep 2 Skin Deep In the ideal world everybody is equal. In the real world there is racism. Situations stemming from racist feelings and conflicts between ethnic groups remains a serous problem. The video Skin Deep brought together college students of different races to express their feeli

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  • Affirmative Action: Social Policy

    Affirmative Action Affirmative action is a social policy created to promote the welfare of minorities by supporting the idea that individuals are all created equal and should not be judged by race or gender. Therefore, in situations like job and university applications, we should consider minoriti

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  • Affirmative Action Analysis 23

    In 1997, three students were denied admission into the University of Michigan. Each of them, in turn, sued the school, charging them with discrimination. In one of the cases, a student was denied admission into Michigan's law school. Chicago Sun-Times writers Dave Newbart and Kate Grossman reported

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  • Affirmative Action Analysis 18

    Affirmative Action Should a man be hired for his skills or for the color of his skin? Is racial diversity in the business world more important then the most qualified workers? Affirmative action has become an important topic in today's society to better diversify the different races in America.

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  • Affirmative Action: Keeping Minorities Down for 30 Years.

    The subject of affirmative action in college admissions has been hotly debated since its inception. Although affirmative action was originally supported by the vast majority, that same majority is now starting to wonder if there is a better way. Commonly asked questions include: "Is affirmative ac

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  • Affirmitive Action Short Essay 11

    Have you ever wondered who gets to attend the country's selective colleges and universities? The really smart kids, the hard workers, star athletes, artists, singers, mathematicians, writers, alumni children? Of course universities want them all. But what about when it comes to race? Suddenly the

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  • Affirmative Action Has Outlived Its Usefullness

    Affirmative Action Has Outlived Its Usefulness The goal of affirmative action is to compensate for past injuries which minorities endured. Affirmative action gives special privileges to minorities based solely on the color of their skin, not on their abilities or their financial situation. The g

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  • Gossip Girl Book #1

    In this first novel, life is beautiful for our teens from the Upper East Side of Manhattan. They're rich, they're beautiful, and they know it. Blair Waldorf is the ringleader of the crew, which includes her handsome but weak-hearted boyfriend, Nate. This femme fatale in training relishes her role an

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  • Affirmative Action: a New Age of Discrimination

    A New Age of Discrimination Many upcoming high school graduates have aspirations of continuing his or her education at a major university. In order to become accepted into a college of one's choice, he or she must dedicate time and efforts to obtain the grades required. People have been taught t

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  • Generation X

    College Admissions : Generation X Question: Popular culture has dubbed you and your contemporaries Generation X. Respond to this label and describe any feelings brought about by this. My main objective in writing this essay was to articulate my feelings on a topic, which sh

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  • Regents V. Bakke

    Dawn Slavinski 1/3/05 Constitutional Law Supreme Court Case Write-Up Case: Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1976) Source: Internet http://

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  • Affirmative Action: Racial Discrimination

    I Have a Dream Racial discrimination is a plague of the human mind, and has been important to the history of the United States, as well as continues to play a large role in current issues. But, it is rarely discussed how the majority is being subjected to racism every day. Affirmative Action is

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  • Top Ten Percent Rule in Texas

    Down with the Top Ten Percent Many colleges try to have a racially diversified environment by using affirmative action. Some colleges used the point system which would give an edge to minorities over Caucasians. The supreme court of Texas prohibited colleges to use affirmative action. When affi

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  • My Hero

    My Hero As a sixteen year old gay African-American male, I didn't have many people in the media to look up to. Sure there was Ellen Degeneres, Pedro Zamora, and Elizabeth Burch. Sadly, there were no African-American male role models for me to look up to. All of that changed on April 30, 2000

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  • Is Affirmative Action in College Admissions Effective?

    Is Affirmative Action in College Admissions Effective? Introduction/Statement of Problem: Allan Bakke, a white student, applied to The Medical School of the University of California in both 1973 and 1974, but was denied each time. In his place, minority students with lower GPA's and test scores

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  • The Blame Game: a Prelude to Racial Privilege

    The Blame Game: a Prelude to Racial Privilege In order to fully understand an easily debatable and highly controversial policy, such as racial privilege, one must first understand the political and social climates that led up to it. Racial privilege has been practiced during two periods in Amer

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  • Equal Treatment

    People have different needs and abilities under different sets of circumstances. Treating them equally often require treating individuals differently. A quick example is found in families where the parents love their teenage son and toddler daughter equally. Yet the rules parents set for them and

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  • General Surgeon

    General Surgeon Do you want to save someones life? Can you work under pressure? Can you work sixty hours or more a week? If any of this sounds interesting to you, then you might want to become a general surgeon. What exactly is a surgeon you ask, surgeons are doctors with highly specialized trai

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  • Dropping Out : the New High School Epidemic

    Dropping Out: The New High School Epidemic The number of high school dropouts has remained at an amazingly high 381,000 students per year, since 1993. During high school students prepare for college, a huge move toward independence and adulthood. But some students believe they have found a quicker

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  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Shopping Cart 0 items Checkout Help Log in Sign Up for a Free Account Home : English : Shakespeare Study Guides : Much Ado About Nothing : Act I, scene i - Navigate Here -ContextPlot OverviewCharacter ListAnalysis of Maj

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  • Affirmative Action Analysis 7

    Affirmative action is the perfect fuel for a heated debate among Americans in society today. It is rapidly becoming the most prominent target as many of the gains won by the Civil Rights Movement of 1960's are now in danger of being overturned. In the controversial realms of affirmative action, the

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