Haas Class of 2025 Essay Analysis

Haas released its 2022-23 application questions. Questions are generally the same, with a slight adjustment to the wording of essay 2.

2022/23 essay questions

Essay 1: What makes you feel alive when you are doing it, and why? (300 words)

Essay 2: What kind of leader do you aspire to be and why? (300 words max)

2022/23 essay question analysis

Essay 1

Similar to Stanford’s essay 1, the key to making this a great essay is answering the “why” to whatever topic you choose. This will be hard given the tight word limit, so choose a topic that doesn’t require much explaining about what it is. If you cannot explain what makes you feel alive in 50 words or less, consider another topic. Also, be honest about what makes you feel alive, rather than choosing something that sounds "cool". Your authentic passion for what makes you come alive will be easier to convey if it is actually true!