Wharton Class of 2025 Essay Analysis

Wharton's 2022-23 essays have been released, with the questions remaining unchanged from prior years.

2022/23 essay questions

· Essay 1: How do you plan to use the Wharton MBA program to help you achieve your future professional goals? You might consider your past experience, short and long-term goals, and resources available at Wharton. (500 words)

Essay 2: Taking into consideration your background – personal, professional, and/or academic – how do you plan to make specific, meaningful contributions to the Wharton community? (400 words)

Required Essay for all Reapplicants: Please use this space to share with the Admissions Committee how you have reflected and grown since your previous application and discuss any relevant updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, and extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

Optional Essay: Please use this space to share any additional information about yourself that cannot be found elsewhere in your application and that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee. This space can also be used to address any extenuating circumstances (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, areas of weakness, etc.) that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider.

2022/23 essay question analysis

Essay 1

As in prior years, Wharton expects you to share your future aspirations, sharing how an MBA will help you to grow on a professional level. While may be helpful to share your short-term post-MBA career goals, your long-term career goals are more likely to differentiate you and inspire the reader.

Some clients have fallen into a trap of using a lot of words to narrate their goals in detail and with significant nuance. While safe, it is difficult to differentiate your essay from others with similar goals, and thus will likely not lead to success. Instead, leverage the short answer section to clearly articulate your goal(s), and instead use this essay to