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Columbia Class Of 2020 Shares Its College Essays

The prefrosh still have a lot to learn before they reach these hallowed halls.

The prefrosh still have a lot to learn before they reach these hallowed halls.

In this next part of our introduction to the CC/SEAS Class of 2020, we decided to take a different approach. Sure, we could share all of the funny, shocking, and downright strange messages we had access to—and believe us, we have a lot of screenshots that didn’t make the cut— but somehow those short excerpts don’t seem to fully acquaint us with the various prefrosh characters. Luckily, the Class of 2020 really went above and beyond in sharing a variety of material with each other–so much so, that these budding Lions even shared their Common App essays and Columbia supplementals in a public group (similar to our peers in the Class of 2017). We think that these essays provide a much richer idea of what we’ll be dealing with next year. To help you prepare, Bwog is sharing some of the prefrosh admission essays. All essays we found are included to the fullest extent available.

*Note: The prefrosh did not consistently share quality pictures of their admissions essays. Bwog apologizes, though we hope you’re entertained regardless.

Columbia Supplemental Responses

Common Application And Miscellaneous Essays


All photos courtesy of Bwog Staff

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  • Lit Prefrosh says:

    @Lit Prefrosh Find something better to do

  • DoBetterNextTime says:

    @DoBetterNextTime I’m thoroughly disappointed. I thought we were gonna get to see our talks about ass eating or “pledge gate”. Smh you’ve let me down Bwog.

  • DoBetterNextTime says:

    @DoBetterNextTime There was so much more entertaining stuff…like PLEDGEGATE!!

  • We found the mole says:

    @We found the mole Your source has been compromised

  • in awe says:

    @in awe who the literal fuck does this, sharing people’s most personal essays without their consent?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous If they were shared in a public group, the essays are publicly available, for better or worse.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Yes, but intended to be publicly available to members of the class, not the entirety of the Internet. Bwog is no better than Gawker and the websites that posted the Class of 2017’s essays. They’ve hit a new fucking low.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous The fact that we know who the mole is makes anything you post even worse now lmfao

    @ Future Bwog sources—you’re not safe

  • Lol says:

    @Lol Mfw I’m now a published author thanks to Bwog and the student body of Columbia can look to me for insight on Koans

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous honestly nathan just has a punchable face

  • LMAO says:

    @LMAO prefrosh, pls never change. year after year, you never fail to entertain! (tbh my essays were just as bad. so were all of ours. we love you.)

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “Wikipedia (German, Chinese, and English)” 10/10

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “” also 10/10

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