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Cornell Essay Supplements
College Interest Essays
The primary focus of your college interest essay should be what you intend to study at Cornell.
On the online Common Application Writing Supplement, please respond to the essay question below (maximum of 650
words) that corresponds to the undergraduate college or school to which you are applying.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: How have your interests and related experiences influenced the major you have
selected in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences?
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning: Why are you excited to pursue your chosen major in AAP? What
specifically about AAP and Cornell University will help you fulfill your academic and creative interests and long-term
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?
College of Engineering: Tell us about an engineering idea you have, or about your interest in engineering. Describe how
your ideas and interests may be realized by—and linked to—specific resources within the College of Engineering. Finally,
explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish.
School of Hotel Administration: The global hospitality industry includes hotel and foodservice management, real
estate, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and law. Describe what has influenced your decision to make the business of
hospitality your academic focus. What personal qualities make you a good fit for SHA?
College of Human Ecology: How have your experiences influenced you to consider the College of Human Ecology and
how will your choice of major(s) 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.