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American University 2023-24 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

American University 2023-24 Application Essay Question Explanations 

The Requirements: 1 essay of 150 words

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Community

At American University, Inclusive Excellence is a cornerstone of the academic experience for our students, and we deeply value the learning that is inspired by the diversity of backgrounds and life experiences that all our community members bring with them. Please share why you would like to join this community. (150 words)

American University wants to invite students to campus who are not only eager to engage with and learn from a diverse group of people with a wide range of lived experiences, but also contribute to the inclusive excellence of campus life. So, tell admissions a story about a time when you fostered inclusivity in a community of your own and, then, connect that story to your vision for joining the American community. Maybe you’re very involved in a progressive church youth group that celebrates its members’ differences, including queer, trans, and nonbinary members. Do you hope to get involved with The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s LGBTQ community on campus next fall? Perhaps you forged friendships with peers with whom you likely would have never crossed paths when you mustered the courage to join the marching band junior year. What have those relationships meant to you and how do you hope to continue to step outside your comfort zone and share your love of music in Washington, D.C. next fall?

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State: Washington, D.C.
Acceptance Rate: 41%
Undergrad Population: 7,644
Tuition: $30,906
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