California Institute of Technology (CA)
ED/ED II: N.A.
EA/EA II: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
2011 Essay Questions:
Common Application Essays:
Please elaborate on one of your activities (extracurricular, personal activities, or work experience) (150 words or fewer).
Candidates must choose one topic and respond. Responses must be at least 250 words but should not exceed the space provided (approximately 1–2 pages).
We are interested in learning more about your personality, values, and interests. Limiting yourself to the space provided, please answer the following questions:
l What keywords would your friends use to describe you? (250 characters or less)
l Please list three books, along with their authors, that have been particularly meaningful to you. For each book, please include a sentence explaining their influence upon
you. Please note that your response is not limited to math, science, or school-assigned texts. (500 characters or less)
l Members of the Caltech community live, learn, and work within an Honor System with one simple guideline, 'No member shall take unfair advantage of any other member \
of the Caltech community.' While seemingly simple, questions of ethics, honesty, and integrity are sometimes challenging. Share an ethical dilemma that challenged you.
How did you respond? Your response is not limited to academic situations. (1300 characters or less)
l Caltech students have long been known for their quirky sense of humor and creative pranks. Please describe an unusual way in which you have fun. (1000 characters or
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