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    22 Of The Most Creative College Essay Questions From 2013

    What sets your heart on fire?

    1. "What does #YOLO mean to you?"

    2. "Describe your favorite 'Bazinga' moment."

    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."

    5. "What matters to you, and why?"

    6. "What makes you happy?"

    7. "To tweet or not to tweet?"

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

    9. "What's your favorite word and why?"

    10. "What do you hope to find over the rainbow?"

    11. "You've just reached your 1 millionth hit on your YouTube video. What is the video about?"

    12. "Give us your top 10 list."

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

    14. "Describe yourself as fully and accurately as possible in 140 characters."

    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."

    16. "What outrages you? What are you doing about it?"

    17. "Please tell us about a gift, given or received, that was particularly meaningful to you."

    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?"

    19. "What sets your heart on fire?"

    20. "If your name were an acronym, what would it stand for and how would it reflect your strengths and personality?"

    21. "What is the best piece of advice you have received while in high school?"

    22. "What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see the word 'future'?"

    The above college essay prompts are from the Common Application.