All applicants to Washington University in St. Louis have to submit a supplemental essay as part of their application packet. That means that in addition to the essays you write as part of your Common Application or the Coalition Application (WashU accepts either one), you'll have to submit a third essay that you write specifically for Washington University in St. Louis.
Because WashU's acceptance rate is highly competitive—only 15% of students are accepted every year!—you'll need to write a stellar WashU supplement to give yourself the best shot at getting in. But what does a good WashU supplemental essay look like?
This article is going to explain everything you need to know about the Washington University supplemental essay, including:
- Explaining what the WashU supplemental essay is and how to choose the correct essay prompt
- Separate walkthroughs of both the general supplemental essay prompt and the Beyond Boundaries supplemental essay prompt
- Tips and tricks for writing an excellent Washington University supplemental essay
So without further ado, let's dive in!