Smith College Essay Example by an Accepted Student


Smith College is a pretty selective college, so it’s important to write strong essays to help your application stand out. In this post, we’ll share an essay a real student has submitted to Smith College. (Names and identifying information have been changed, but all other details are preserved).


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Prompt: Music means so many things to so many people. It can bring us joy, inspire us, validate us or heal us. Please tell us about a song or piece of music that is particularly meaningful to you and why. Please include the name of the song/piece and the artist.


Acknowledging the passage of time and how my life will change has been a bit scary for me these last couple of months. Although I’ve always been excited about going to college, I began to worry about everything that I will lose once I move out, like breakfasts with my mom, driving to school with my best friend, and seeing my family every day. I think that especially at this age, with a new chapter of my life beginning, the uncertainty of the future has weighed down on me. 


Angel Olsen’s Spring has helped me cope and put things into perspective. My favorite line is “Remember when we said/we’d never have children/I’m holdin’ your baby/Now that we’re older.” It reminds me of a conversation I had with my best friend. She told me that change is inevitable, but everything we lose, we make up for in beautiful experiences later on. The memories I have of these last years will live with me forever, and while it’s okay to miss them, there is so much time for me to grow and love and experience the new.


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