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Lehigh College 2019-20 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

Lehigh College 2019-20 Application Essay Question Explanations

The Requirements: 1 essay of 100-150 words; 1 essay of 200-250 words

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why, Community

How did you first learn about Lehigh University and what motivated you to apply? (100-150 words)

The first part of this question should not be rushed through. Really think back and try to pinpoint the moment that Lehigh appeared on your radar. Maybe a family member went there and you’ve known about it since you were a kid. Perhaps it’s a popular college for students in your city. Write your truth. And don’t forget to answer the second part of the question: What motivated you to apply? Does Lehigh have a major that few other schools in your region offer? Did the campus tour blow your mind? No matter your story, make sure to beckon the reader into your mind and take them on your journey from exploring options to applying. 

Your time at Lehigh will be shaped in large part by others. What personal perspective will you contribute based on your unique interests, experiences, and background? (200-250 words)  

Think of a college campus as a potluck–what dish are you bringing? Everyone contributes and the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Think back to what you are already contributing to your current communities. Odds are you’ll continue being you on a new campus. Did you grow up in a trilingual household? Can you debate both sides of an argument? Can you supreme a grapefruit with a paring knife? Small or large, your contributions will shape the community of Lehigh. Get specific because it’s important for admissions to be able to picture you on campus, interacting with faculty and peers. Tell them why they’d be lucky to have you.

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