Your college essay is your opportunity to reveal more about your talents

Your essay is a very important part of your application. The essay that you write helps the university know you as an individual, independent of grades, test scores and other objective data.

Please submit one essay. Remember to keep within the 500-word maximum length. (The counter on the page counts down from the 3885-CHARACTER limit, which is approx. 450 words with room for spacing between paragraphs.)

2015-2016 Essay Topics

Please choose one of these essay topics if you are applying to the UF Freshman Class of 2020.

  1. You have been elected President of the United States. Write your inauguration speech for us.
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective." Describe a time when your perspective changed. How did your perspective change and why did it change?
  3. If you were offered the role of the villain or the hero in a movie, which role would you accept and why?
  4. If admitted to the University of Florida, tell us three SPECIFIC things you plan to do during your time here.
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