Otherwise known as application essays for the class of 2020.
I cannot resist scooping my peers and competitors by getting the Princeton prompts up first, so here they are.
While Princeton has not officially released its prompts, they have updated their pdf’s for those filing paper applications, and here’s the deal: Nothing has changed. The PDF is for the class of 2020, but the prompts are unchanged from those for the class of 2019 (That’s last year’s applicants, for you).
To save you the search, here are the prompts, followed by a link to my analysis of how to write about them:
1. Tell us about a person who has influenced you in a significant way.
3. Princeton in the Nation’s Service” was the title of a speech given by Woodrow Wilson on the 150thanniversary of the University. It became the unofficial Princeton motto and was expanded for the University’s 250th anniversary to “Princeton in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations.”
Woodrow Wilson, Princeton Class of 1879, served on the faculty and was Princeton’s president from 1902-1910.
5. Using a favorite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting point, tell us about an event or experience that helped you define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. Please write the quotation, title and author at the beginning of your essay.