The Wall Street Journal asked the presidents of 10 top colleges to answer an essay question from their own school’s application. The presidents were to limit their essays to 500 words and accept no help from public relations people or speech writers. Family members could help but not write the essay.
The resulting articles are good examples of how a college application essay should be answered. There is of course no one way to answer the essays. And it is interesting to note that most of the presidents exceeded the 500 word limit in their essay.
But if you are wondering what a good essay looks like, take a look at these essays. Here is another resource if you are looking for help in writing the college essay.