University Application Essays and PS

Examples of university application essays and UCAS personal statements

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  2. Something to get out of this PS: Don't start a Personal statement with the sentence "Ever since I was little I've wanted to..."

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  3. Discuss the subjects with which you have had difficulty. What factors do you believe
    contribute to your difficulties? How have dealt with them so they will not cause
    problems for you again? In what areas have you experienced the greatest
    improvement? What problem areas remain?

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  4. Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community
    or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and
    aspirations.

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  5. Discuss your short and long-term goals. Are some of them related? Which are
    priorities?

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  6. Briefly describe a situation in which you felt that you or others were treated unfairly
    or were not given an opportunity you felt you deserved. Why do you think this
    happened? How did you respond? Did the situation improve as a result of your
    response?

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  7. What experience in high school has mattered most to you? How do you see this experience influencing your decision-making in college?

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  8. UCAS Personal Statement for Psychology

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  9. UCAS Personal Statement for Media and Communications

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  10. Example of Personal Statement for Law. Here you will find an example that will help you build up your own ideas and give you an idea of how your PS should be structured. Hope it will be of use!

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  11. Another example of a Law Personal Statement. This one is better structured and has more variety.

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  12. Here is an example of a well-structured PS for engineering. This has examples of what content should be included in your PS.

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  13. Another example of an engineering PS. The person who wrote this PS got offers from Cambridge, Durham, Bath and others. It is a great PS. I recommend all engineering students read this.

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  14. Here is a great PS for Business. The student who submitted this was accepted into Oxford. All business students should read this, as it is very detailed and helpful.

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  15. Another great example of a PS for Business. Read as it is well-written.

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  16. Just a template I got in school on how to write a resume.

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  17. Personal Statement for Medicine.
    And yep, it sickens me to read it too, but that's what they want. I think!

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  18. UCAS personal statement for History (V100). I got offers from Oxford, Warwick, St Andrews, and York, and was rejected by Durham

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  19. This Personal Statement got me into all my Unis and got me up to an interview at Oxford. Hope it helps you!

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  20. This was the essay I wrote in response to one of the prompts on the Yale application. I got into Yale as Undecided with this essay, so I like to think its good. Its also one of the most gut-wrenching things I have ever written.

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  21. Top Common application essays with comments from the Harvard Admissions office.
    'MERICA.

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  22. I have no idea how I got this file....must have been one if my Oxbridge friends.
    Nonetheless...this is useful.

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  23. SAT® Score-Use Practices by Participating Institution from 2009
    The SAT score colleges use eg. some colleges use the best overall in each section or sometimes just the CR and Maths sections.

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  24. A Common app essay given to me by Yale admission officer.

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  25. Advice given by a former Harvard Admissions Officer. It's worth reading to ANYONE who's applying to the US.

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