The Common Application is used by over 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, including all of the Ivy Leagues. In the 2023-2024 college application season, there are seven common app essay prompts to choose from. In addition, many schools require supplemental essays.
On the Accepted blog, our college admissions experts break down and analyze supplemental essay questions from all the top colleges and universities, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania and dozens more.
Click the links below to read our advice on how to answer each college or university's supplemental essay prompts.