The essay question was tough. I'm not saying that it was necessarily a bad thing, but it makes you think about yourself as a person, not just as an applicant. After I figured out how to make any one of the three choices fit me, it became my favorite prompt of all the (many) prompts I wrote essays for! It didn't deter me from applying, although I did grow frustrated at times. I think admissions should keep it, or any other similarly open-ended, thought-provoking question, because it really helps to discern who is the right "fit" and who isn't. Because of that prompt, I became even more excited about going to Penn... And who knew I'd be heading there in a few months!