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University of Colorado Boulder 2020-21 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

University of Colorado Boulder 2020-21 Application Essay Question Explanations

The Requirements: 1 essay of 250-650 words

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Personal statement

At the University of Colorado Boulder, no two Buffs are alike. We value difference and support equity and inclusion of all students and their many intersecting identities. Pick one of your unique identities and describe its significance.

With the word count topping out at 650, we recommend choosing a topic that can get some mileage. The unique identity you choose should come with a couple anecdotes and examples of how this facet of you comes out in real life. What brings these qualities out in you? Can you control this part of you, or do you go on auto-pilot? Go beyond the classic “I’m a daughter/I’m a student/I’m a soccer player,” and mine your life for the other roles you play. Are you like a second mother to your little sisters? Are you the Pied Piper of your friend group, deciding which movie to go see or which restaurant to get late night food at? Whatever your identity, get specific and explain what it means to you and those around you.

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