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College Interest Essays

The primary focus of your college interest essay should be what you intend to study at Cornell.In the online Common Application Writing Supplement, please respond to the essay question below (maximum of 650words) that corresponds to the undergraduate college or school to which you are applying.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences:

Why are you drawn to studying the major you have selected? Please discuss how your interests and related experiences have influenced your choice. Specifically, how will an education from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University help you achieve your academic goals?

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning:

Describe two or three of your intellectual interests and why you are excited to pursue them within your chosen major in AAP. What personal experiences, background, or future goals will you bring to your scholarly and artistic pursuits at Cornell?

College of Arts and Sciences:

Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests?

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business: Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management:

How have your interests and experiences influenced your decision to study Applied Economics and Management? Describe how you wouldtake advantage of the Dyson School’s unique opportunities, for example, its affiliation with both the Cornell SC Johnson

College of Business and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Cornell SC Johnson College of Business: School of Hotel Administration:

The global hospitality industry includes hotel and foodservice management, real estate, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, technology, and law. Describe what has influenced your decision to study business through the lens of hospitality. What personal qualities make you a good fit for SHA?

College of Engineering:

Cornell Engineering celebrates innovative problem solving that helps people, communities…the world. Consider your ideas and aspirations and describe how a Cornell Engineering education would allow you to leverage technological problem-solving to improve the world we live in.

College of Human Ecology:

How have your experiences influenced you to apply to the College of Human Ecology? How will your choice of major impact your goals and plans for the future?

School of Industrial and Labor Relations:

Tell us about your intellectual interests, how they sprung from your course,service, work or life experiences, and what makes them exciting to you. Describe how ILR is the right school for you to pursue these interests.

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