22 Of The Most Creative College Essay Questions From 2013

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3. "Winston Churchill believed 'a joke is a very serious thing.' Tell us your favorite joke and try to explain the joke without ruining it."

4. "Anna Quindlen says that she 'majored in unafraid' at Barnard. Tell us about a time when you majored in unafraid."

8. "Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about?"

13. "Imagine looking through a window. What are you are seeing and why it is meaningful to you?"

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Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.

Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,052

15. "Take a blank sheet of paper. Do with this page what you wish. Your only limitations are the boundaries of this page. You don't have to submit anything, but we hope you will use your imagination."

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Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Total undergraduate enrollment: 8,456

18. "Pick a movie or novel where the protagonist makes a difficult choice. Do you agree or disagree with the decision he or she made?"

The above college essay prompts are from the Common Application.