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HOW TO WRITE PHENOMENAL SUPPLEMENTAL
ESSAYS FOR CALTECH

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Would you like one-on-one expert assistance with crafting amazing supplemental essays that help you stand out from the crowd and get you admitted? Whether you need help brainstorming ideas, structuring your essays, or refining your writing, we're here to provide personalized guidance every step of the way.

​The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is known for its rigorous STEM programs and even more so, its research. Smaller than most universities, Caltech not only emphasizes the significance of STEM courses to become a scientist, but also encompasses a core curriculum with humanities and social science classes. Its goal is to create the next generation of renowned scientists and thinkers, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and teamwork. Boasting 47 Nobel prize winners, Caltech has the highest number of Nobel laureates per capita in the United States. Self proclaimed as an “unapologetic STEM institution,” Caltech does not fear to challenge and develop the brightest minds for the daunting task of discovery and research. 

The Caltech supplemental essays consist of four required supplements, three with 200 words and one with 400 words. Caltech also has five optional supplements. Optional supplements are there to allow applicants to further explain their life. These questions target any awards they did not get a chance to explain, any extenuating circumstances, or more about their personality and whether they are a good fit for the school. Completing these optional supplements is highly recommended as it gives the admission officers more opportunities to learn about why they should admit you. 

How to Write the Caltech Supplemental Essay #1

PROMPT: Because of the rigorous courses in the core curriculum, Caltech students don't declare a major until the end of their first year. However, some students arrive knowing which academic fields and areas already most excite them, or which novel fields and areas they most want to explore. If you had to choose an area of interest or two today, what would you choose? Why did you choose that area of interest? (Max: 200 words)

 

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How to Write the Caltech Supplemental Essay #2

PROMPT: At Caltech, we investigate some of the most challenging, fundamental problems in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Identify and describe two STEM-related experiences from your high school years, either in or out of the classroom, and tell us how and why they activated your curiosity. What about them made you want to learn more and explore further? (Max: 200 words for each)

 

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How to Write the Caltech Supplemental Essay #3

PROMPT: The creativity, inventiveness, and innovation of Caltech's students, faculty, and researchers have won Nobel Prizes and put rovers on Mars. But teachers also imagine smaller scale innovations every day, from new ways to design solar cells to how to 3D print dorm decor. How have you been a creator, inventor, or innovator in your own life? (Max 250 words)

 

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How to Write x University Supplemental Essay #4

PROMPT: Caltech's mission – to cultivate learning, discovery, and innovation for the benefit of humanity – relies on its community members embracing fundamental Caltech values:

●    Openness and enthusiasm for having preconceptions challenged

●    Respect and appreciation for the idea that, while we are all members of the same community, the opportunities we've had to develop, showcase, and apply our talents have not been equal

●    Passion for the ideal that science can and should meaningfully improve the lives of others

Share what one or more of these values evokes for you. (Max: 400 words)

 

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How to Write x University Supplemental Essay #6

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