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Top 50 Creative College Essay Topics

A creative essay is often chosen by admission boards to make up the personal statement aspect of a college application. Rather than testing your academic skills or having the expectation of formulaic piece of writing, a creative essay is designed to get you thinking – sometimes abstractly. It is often as much a test of your imagination as your communication skills. There are no right nor wrong answers to creative essays. Sometimes they pose a question, sometimes a discussion of a hypothesis, sometimes you are simply asked about things that have influenced you or give rise to certain emotions. They are designed to help your deliver the best personal statement.

  1. You Can Celebrate Sports from the Goal Line or The Stands
  2. Instant Communication is the Biggest Threat to Civility in Today’s World
  3. Which historical figure would you have a 1:1 with and why
  4. My idea for a You Tube video that would go viral is …
  5. If you were to change your name to a symbol (like Prince) what would it be?
  6. Where would you rather be instead of writing this essay?
  7. What would be the five things you would say to the US President?
  8. If you could univent one thing, what would it be?
  9. Who would you dedicate your autobiography to and why?
  10. What do you think Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking would talk about if they could meet?
  11. Describe a time you majored in “being fearless”
  12. When I look at the sky, I see…
  13. Send a tweet describing yourself. 140 characters allowed.
  14. Use your imagination. There is a blank sheet of paper in front of you.
  15. It is ok to be outraged. It is not ok to do nothing about it.
  16. A gift without meaning is no gift at all
  17. You can be rich in life without having any money
  18. Cultural appropriation is actually cultural appreciation
  19. #YOLO
  20. The urge to flee is stronger thant the urge to fight
  21. If you designed a robot what wouldn’t you enable to do?
  22. What’s the matter with college?
  23. Essay writing is an outdated method of assessment
  24. Social media status has added a new dimension to society’s propensity to judge
  25. We are not alone in the Universe
  26. XXXXX is my favorite word
  27. Public figures face trial by media more than ever before
  28. Who is the most over-rated superhero and why
  29. How and why I got caught
  30. In the year 2025 …
  31. How do you explain love to a person that has never felt it? It is not like trying to explain what a smell is to a person with no nose?
  32. Life Lessons and Friendship
  33. With a Little Help from my Friend I Found my Way to the End
  34. Do musical instruments allow souls to express themselves?
  35. Striking the right note: exploring the piano
  36. Children Tried as Adults? What About Punishing The Parents?
  37. Juvenile Crime: is 15 the new 18?
  38. Essay writing? Or research curating? What’s the difference these days?
  39. The more you become angry, the more you need to
  40. Simplicity is as difficult as you make it
  41. Caught in the act? Or, trying to get caught?
  42. Is obesity a weighty issue or an issue of too much weight?
  43. Broken homes can create whole people
  44. Spoilt and well behaved vs. spoilt and misbehaving
  45. How can a cuddle save a life?
  46. Desire is the root of most evil
  47. Can I sleep myself happy?
  48. Naming a child is easier than naming a dog
  49. Why do broken windows on a house make other people think it is okay to break the others?
  50. How to lower the cost of a house with a hacksaw and rubber mallet

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Los Angeles
Lona graduated from Los Angeles City College. While being a lecturer in several high school institutions Lona founded an online educational project Tutorsclass.Read more
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Davis, CA
I studied education and currently work as a tutor for school-age children. I've worked as a volunteer in many different international social projects and as a camp counselor every summer.Read more

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