Excellent book that shows actual college application essays and explains WHY they were so good. It also tells you which universities accepted the students, colleges like Princeton, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Duke, Harvard, and just about every other top university you can imagine. It shows the breadth and depth of subjects, far beyond the usual mundane and boring topics most students pick. If you're thinking of an Ivy League school, the competition is so tough that you need every edge you can get. This book will definitely help. It certainly helped my kid get into his university!