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New York University (NYU) 2022-23 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

New York University (NYU) 2022-23 Application Essay Explanations

The Requirements: 1 essay of 250 words.

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Community

NYU was founded on the belief that a student’s identity should not dictate the ability for them to access higher education. That sense of opportunity for all students, of all backgrounds, remains a part of who we are today and a critical part of what makes us a world class university. Our community embraces diversity, in all its forms, as a cornerstone of the NYU experience.

We would like to better understand how your experiences would help us to shape and grow our diverse community. Please respond in 250 words or less.

Odds are that this isn’t the first “diversity” essay prompt you’ve come across this year. If it is, however, please read on. NYU wants to accept students from a range of backgrounds who will contribute to diversity on campus, so tell admissions about what makes you you and how you will be a meaningful addition to the NYU student body. Think about times when people have been intrigued by or curious about your identity, upbringing, or background. Maybe you discovered meditation and Buddhism during your sophomore year and you hope to spread some wisdom and mindfulness on campus. Perhaps you were raised on a farm and have a very special relationship to all living things (plants, animals, people, etc.) around you. What do you hope to share with others about your lived experience? Show admissions that you’re eager to expand your horizons, learn about different cultures and points of view, and engage with a diverse range of people next year at NYU.

We try our best to make sure our guides are as up to date as possible, but we still recommend confirming each prompt and word count with the school in question.
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