Wesleyan Essay Prompt

Many Ohio Wesleyan students go on to high-profile graduate and professional schools.  Here is a small sample of the many model application essays written by these students.  As these examples illustrate, your essay should begin with an engaging first sentence.

Medical School Personal Statements

Essay #1: I was five years old when I witnessed one of my sister’s epileptic seizures.

Essay #2: My aunt leaned towards the auto-rickshaw driver.

Essay #3:When I was six years old, I lost my father in a bicycle accident.

Essay #4:Already diagnosed with appendicitis at an urgent care center, I waited for hours in the reception area of the emergency room.

Law School Personal Statements

Essay #1: I was a Midwestern girl from a small Ohio town who agreed to spend a semester as a Politics and Government intern in Washington D.C. I felt a little like the five-year-old girl who stood in the doorway of my kindergarten classroom while my mom gently nudged me forward saying, "You are going to be fine, honey."

National Science Foundation Personal Statements

Essay #1: Somewhere in the night, I could hear the dilapidated bus rumble as it maneuvered across the moldering bridge.

Rhodes Scholarship Essays

Essay #1: Standing on the rocking bow of the Viking Princess this past August, with the midnight moon overhead, I looked at the dark water of the English Channel.

Statements of Purpose

Essay #1: In my family there is a tradition of interest in science: my grandmother was a college professor in chemistry and physics, and both my parents were trained as mechanical engineers in college.

Essay #2: My desire to study cross-cultural psychology initially came from my experience during the summer of my freshman year.

Essay #3: As a child born and raised in Delhi, India, I never questioned the idea of my present life being a reflection of my actions from past lifetimes. 

*This page will be updated with additional model application essays, including business school personal statements, and scholarship essays.

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