In addition to your Common Application Personal Statement, please select one of the following quotations and, with reference to that quotation, comment on a personal experience, an issue of concern to you, or your thoughts about the future. We suggest that your supplemental essay not exceed 300 words, but you should feel free to approach the essay as you wish. (You might want to draft and save your response using another word processor or text editor, then copy your essay into the essay response box.)
"One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, 'What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?'"
- Rachel Carson
"In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock."
- Thomas Jefferson
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.