(That other person is not applying to Princeton – you are!) “One of the great challenges of our time is that the disparities we face today have more complex causes and point less straightforwardly to solutions.” Omar Wasow, assistant professor of Politics, Princeton University.What about these cultural differences have made you the person that you are?
Don’t be afraid to have a sense of humor or let your quirky side shine through.
Princeton requires you to submit a graded writing paper as part of your application.
For this prompt, Princeton gives you some leeway to decide what type of topic you’d like to write about.
If you can’t think of a quote right away, take some time to think about your favorite essays or books you’ve read recently and revisit those.
Perhaps your family immigrated to the US and you’re able to tell a unique story of your experiences.
Do you speak a different language at home versus at school?
Using one of the themes below as a starting point, write about a person, event, or experience that helped you define one of your values or in some way changed how you approach the world.
Please do not repeat, in full or in part, the essay you wrote for the Common Application.
This quote is taken from Professor Wasow’s January 2014 speech at the Martin Luther King Day celebration at Princeton University.
This prompt asks students to focus specifically on the disparities in our world today – whether economic, social, political or environmental.