4 SAMPLE GRADUATE SCHOOL ESSAYS

Selected excerpts from Donald Asher’s outstanding book, “Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice” – samples are provided so that you may learn how to write the best statement of purpose for your own unique background. Do not model your essay too closely on these examples or someone else’s work.

Sample Med School admissions essays for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs
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Today, grad school admissions essays are much more important than they used to be. Unlike impersonal parts of your application such as test scores and GPAs, your essay is intimately connected to you and you alone. That’s why they call it a graduate school personal statement: because it needs to be personal! Without this vital part of your packet, how will you stand out to the admissions officer who reads your application? How will you communicate what makes you a uniquely qualified applicant who is more than just a collection of numbers? What will convince the person who reads your application that you deserve to be admitted over the thousands of others competing for that same spot?


"From Working Poor to Elite Scholar"

Sample Law School admissions essays for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs
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offers all users free access to over 100 admissions essays accepted by the United States' top undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The following Sample Admissions Essay is for Law School.