After you have completed the IUP Undergraduate Freshman application, you will need to
submit the essay and short answer form online.
We value the opportunity to learn about our applicants both in terms of their academic strengths and well as who they are as individuals. Obviously, there are no “right” or “wrong” answers to the following questions.
Essay: In 500 words, write about one of the topics below.*
*An essay can tell us things about you that your application can't. Please consider this when choosing your essay prompt.
We realize that things like indents and spacing are difficult to represent on a web entry screen. Please know that your essay will be judged on content and not on formatting.
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