2011-2012 College Admissions Essays - IvyWise Blog

The essay question is new for 2012 applications to the University of Maryland and is just one example of a wave of quirkiness and brevity that has swept the usually staid world of college admissions essays in recent years. Some colleges have added questions that might elicit answers more suitable for a text or Tweet, and others have introduced video to the process.

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Common App 2012 Essay Prompts | Applying To College

Washington, Nov. 21, 2012The writers are, respectively, president and senior fellow of the Century Foundation.To the Editor:Your editorial makes a sound case for why it is so vital for colleges and universities to be allowed to consider race and ethnicity as factors in the admissions process, and why a class-based system would be an inadequate substitute.As we await the Supreme Court’s ruling in F, it’s important to keep in mind that admissions officers balance many factors — from individual talents and interests to academic skills and geographic origin — in attempting to construct a diverse student body.As the editorial notes, the Supreme Court in 2003 that colleges may take an applicant’s race or ethnicity into consideration to achieve the compelling state interest of increasing diversity in the student body. That pursuit of diversity is only more urgent today, and cannot be achieved by limiting our campuses to considering class instead of race and ethnicity.ADA MELOY

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