Chapman University Writing Supplement and Questions

Although many schools allow students to apply using the Common App, many colleges also prefer to add additional supplemental essay questions that will give applicants the chance to address prompts tailored toward a specific school. Here are the Chapman writing supplemental essays for 2019-2020:

Out of the thousands of universities and colleges, why are you interested in attending Chapman? (200 max)

2. Choose one of the two prompts below to answer (200 words or fewer):*

Choice 1: Inclusion

Choice 2: Community


3. Please answer the following questions in one word, phrase, or sentence. There are no right or wrong answers here. We hope you enjoy working on this section as much as we’ll enjoy reading it.

What is your dream job?

Please list three words to describe yourself. *

What song should we be listening to while reading your application? *

Who is your role model? *

Name one dish you would cook for our admission team.*

What is your favorite quote and by whom? *

What is your favorite subject? *

What is the top thing on your bucket list? *

What is your most prized possession? *

What makes you happy?*

What are you most grateful for?*

What do you spend too much time doing?*

What most “essential” item could you most easily give up? *

Submitted by a prospective student of the Fall 2019 class:If Chapman’s admission team came to visit your hometown, what site would you take them to?*

Submitted by a prospective student of the Fall 2020 class:What can you give a 30-minute presentation on without any preparation? *