When it comes to writing a college application essay, most people focus on writing about who they are and what they’re all about.
In the case of Wang, a senior at Fuzhou No. 1 Middle School in Fujian province, he wrote about ramen noodles and his deep adoration off all things instant and ramen like.
“I tried the noodles during my trip to the country, and my whole worldview changed the moment I ate it,” Wang wrote.
The University Of Rochester in the US not only accepted him, but they made note of his essay as the clincher, saying:
Our emphasis on freedom makes us unlike other colleges, so the committee and I reviewed your application for much more than grades and scores.
I’m glad to know you’re ready to embrace your independence, delve deeper into your interests, and study what you love.
Each Rochester student makes a critical, personal contribution to campus from day one. The counselors recommended that you be admitted in part after reading about your enthusiasm for Ramen noodles. The committee and I are confident you will both stand out and grow stronger as part of the Rochester family.
I’m thinking his love of ramen will get a work out in college. Maybe he’ll even develop a taste for mac and cheese.