Grad's Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays provides more than 50 successful admissions essays straight from the source—recent college graduates making the transition to earning advanced degrees at highly selective graduate programs. Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Northwestern are just a few of the universities to which these students were admitted. Each of the essays contains designated segments highlighting the particular characteristics that make them outstanding admissions essays. Additionally, the essays are interspersed with segments labeled “Writer's Words of Wisdom,” which contain statements from the author of the particular essay with advice on the admissions process. By receiving guidance from successful graduate school applicants, readers can glean advice from a variety of perspectives, while still obtaining the critical information as it relates to well-written essays for programs within a variety of fields including law, business, medicine, education, and humanities.

part 1|53 pages


chapter Chapter 1|3 pages

University of Houston Law Center

chapter Chapter 2|3 pages

Fordham University School of Law

chapter Chapter 3|4 pages

University of Chicago Law School

chapter Chapter 4|4 pages

University of Florida Levin College of Law

chapter Chapter 5|4 pages

Emory University School of Law

chapter Chapter 6|3 pages

Georgetown University Law Center

chapter Chapter 7|3 pages

Boston College Law School

chapter Chapter 8|3 pages

George Mason University School of Law

chapter Chapter 9|3 pages

University of Texas School of Law

chapter Chapter 10|3 pages

Georgetown University Law Center

Transfer Application

chapter Chapter 11|3 pages

American University Washington College of Law

chapter Chapter 12|3 pages

Harvard Law School

chapter Chapter 13|3 pages

Boston College Law School

part II|57 pages


chapter Chapter 14|4 pages

Harvard Business School

chapter Choice 15|4 pages

University of California, Los Angeles

Anderson School of Management

chapter Chapter 16|5 pages

University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School

chapter Chapter 17|3 pages

Dartmouth College

Tuck School of Business

chapter Chapter 18|3 pages

Northwestern University

Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science [Dual Degree]

chapter Chapter 19|8 pages

London Business School

chapter Chapter 20|3 pages


Kellogg School of Management

chapter Chapter 21|7 pages

University of California, Berkeley

Haas School of Business

chapter Chapter 22|3 pages

Duke University

Fuqua School of Business

chapter Chapter 23|3 pages

University of Virginia

Darden School of Business

chapter Chapter 24|2 pages

Harvard Business School

chapter Chapter 25|3 pages

Stanford Graduate School of Business

part II|41 pages

Medicine/ Nursing/ Health

chapter Chapter 26|4 pages

Rush Medical College

chapter Chapter 27|4 pages

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

chapter Chapter 28|3 pages

University of Southern California

Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

chapter Chapter 29|4 pages

Yale School of Public Health

chapter Chapter 30|3 pages

George Washington University

School of Public Health and Health Services

chapter Chapter 31|3 pages

Northeastern University

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

chapter Chapter 32|3 pages

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

chapter Chapter 33|4 pages

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gilings School of Global Public Health

chapter Chapter 34|4 pages

Georgetown University

School of Nursing & Health Studies

chapter Chapter 35|3 pages

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

part IV|83 pages

General Graduate Studies

chapter Chapter 36|4 pages

Middlebury College

The Bread Loaf School of English

chapter Chapter 37|5 pages

Harvard Graduate School of Education

chapter Chapter 38|4 pages

University of Minnesota

Department of Anthropology

chapter Chapter 39|3 pages

Cornell University

School of Hotel Administration

chapter Chapter 40|3 pages

Columbia University

Teachers College

chapter Chapter 41|4 pages

Georgetown University

School of Continuing Studies (Journalism)

chapter Chapter 42|3 pages

University of Southern California

Dornslife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (Statistics)

chapter Chapter 43|4 pages

Columbia University

Teachers College, Summer Principals Academy

chapter Chapter 44|4 pages

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Romance Languages

chapter Chapter 45|3 pages

Georgetown University

Communication, Culture & Technology

chapter Chapter 46|3 pages

Northwestern University

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

chapter Chapter 47|3 pages

University of Dayton

Department of Religious Studies

chapter Chapter 48|3 pages

University of St Andrews

School of English

chapter Chapter 49|3 pages

Georgetown University

Security Studies Program

chapter Chapter 50|3 pages

University of Southern California

School of Cinematic Arts

chapter Chapter 51|3 pages

Harvard Graduate School of Education

chapter Chapter 52|3 pages

Columbia University

School of International and Public Affairs

chapter Chapter 53|4 pages

New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

chapter Chapter 54|3 pages

University of Michigan

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

chapter |3 pages


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