8 月 1 日,美国大学申请系统 Common App、新版 Coalition App,以及 加州大学 UC 申请系统,都正式开放了。

填写申请,最花时间的,自然是撰写文书。关于美国大学 2022-2023 申请的文书题目,老师特别为我们做了解析。

2022-2023 Common App 申请文书题目

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

  2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

  3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

  4. Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?

  5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

  6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

  7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

2022-2023 Coalition 申请文书题目 Essay Prompts(推荐字数 500-650)

  1. Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.

  2. What interests or excites you? How does it shape who you are now or who you might become in the future?

  3. Describe a time when you had a positive impact on others. What were the challenges? What were the rewards?

  4. Has there been a time when an idea or belief of yours was questioned? How did you respond? What did you learn?

  5. What success have you achieved or obstacle have you faced? What advice would you give a sibling or friend going through a similar experience?

  6. Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.




美国一些著名大学越来越关注 Diversity of Opinion,也就是观点上的多元化。


A hallmark of the Columbia experience is being able to learn and thrive in an equitable and inclusive community with a wide range of perspectives. Tell us about an aspect of your own perspective, viewpoint or lived experience that is important to you, and describe how it has shaped the way you would learn from and contribute to Columbia's diverse and collaborative community. (200 words or fewer)


这个题目,特别提到 a wide range of perspectives,diverse,多元化和不同观点。

再来看耶鲁大学的一个文书题目(要求 400 字以下):

Yale carries out its mission “through the free exchange of ideas in an ethical, interdependent, and diverse community.” Reflect on a time when you exchanged ideas about an important issue with someone holding an opposing view. How did the experience lead you either to change your opinion or to sharpen your reasons for holding onto it?



给出这些问题,与 Z 世代特征很相关。

社交媒体伴随 Gen Z 成长。而社交媒体上常见的,是把一个完整故事,以极短篇幅剪辑解读,将单一观点极致化,以爆炸性速度发酵,引发强烈情绪。

忙碌的 Gen Z,常常被一个大标题、一个两分钟视频,而左右观点。因为一封电邮,否定掉一个学校。因为一句话,否定一位教授。

而这又是最多元化的一代,更敢于挑战固有思维,发出声音。于此同时,Gen Z 也抱怨,有太多人容易被他人之言冒犯到。

面对来自不同地域、不同文化背景的老师与同学,在出现不同、甚至相反意见的时候,能够善意体会其中的细微差别,能够以成熟而健康的方式,来参与讨论、进行交流。这才是大学在 Gen Z 中想要寻找的申请人。







UC 文书问题,每题最多 350 字。这么少的字数,够讲故事吗?

每年,UC 收到的申请多达 20 多万份。很多申请人成绩优秀。所以,文书非常重要,是能让申请人脱颖而出的重要衡量标准。甚至有估算称,文书在对申请人的评价中占比 30%。

挑选UC 文书题目时要注意,4 题不应该互相重复。应该挑选那些与申请人最相关的题目,从 4 个不同侧面,综合起来,最有效而立体地呈现申请人的优秀和独特。



UC 加州大学文书问题 Personal insight questions

1. Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.

2. Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.

3. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?4. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.

5. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?

6.  Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.7. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?

8. Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?


Common App 通用于 1 千多所美国大学,Coalition App 的文书问题和 Common App 很相似。可以先从 Common App 文书开始撰写,再为 UC 做简写版。各大学要求的额外文书问题,也需要认真对待。

UC 要求的 Activities 活动部分,比 Common App 要长。所以,活动部分可以先从 UC 开始。








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