20 Examples of Awesome Personal Statements

Hi, Shmoopers,

College application season is officially in full swing. And as tedious as it is to fill out those zillions of fields on the apps, we all know the most stressful part is the personal statement.

So, allow us to inspire you with 20 examples of awesome personal statements. We’ve got something for everyone, no matter who you are. Whether you…

…we’ve got you covered.

Take a look at our examples (including detailed notes on why these examples are so awesome), and then head over to our College Application Essay Lab for a step-by-step guide to getting your essay where it needs to be.

Make ’em laugh. Make ’em cry. Just make ’em do something. Those admissions officers want to feel something…other than an eye roll.


Quote of the Week

“Toga! Toga!”

~ Animal House

We don’t recommend quoting Animal House in your personal statement. Just saying.

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