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College Expository Essay Topics

List of College Expository Essay Topics

  1. Are there any elected positions on campus? Do they hold any actual power?
  2. Are there any groups of students with whom one shouldn’t associate? How to avoid them?
  3. Are there any specific rituals for athletes or fans to get ready for a sports game?
  4. Are there any sports that are less popular than they should be? Why do they deserve more attention than they get?
  5. At what point(s) in history has your college become as famous as it is today?
  6. Describe in detail a statue or memorial marker on campus. Research the history of the marker and the person or event it commemorates.
  7. Do teachers care about their students?
  8. Do the canteens on campus offer healthy and nutritious meals?
  9. Do you see any students that look depressed on campus? Could their depression be school-related?
  10. Does the school make it easy for students to start living without parents?
  11. Explain the requirements of an unusual major at your school (like Aviation, Fashion Design, Astro-Physics, Japanese, or International Studies).
  12. Have there been any influential scandals throughout this schools history? How have they changed the school?
  13. Have you heard about or participated on any peculiar fraternity/sorority initiation rituals?
  14. How are students recommended to adapt to college life during their first few weeks here?
  15. How are students recommended to prepare for finals? What approaches do students tend to take? What are the pros and cons of these approaches?
  16. How best to decide which college to go to?
  17. How can a person best separate from their parents in college?
  18. How can a student survive the first few weeks of college?
  19. How can one pay for college without getting into too much debt?
  20. How can someone avoid dating the wrong people in college?
  21. How can you be a great roommate?
  22. How can you help a suicidal friend?
  23. How can you stay healthy while dining on campus food?
  24. How does one join a sorority or fraternity?
  25. How does school affect us as grown-ups?
  26. How has your college has changed over the years?
  27. How long does it take to go through medical school and why it’s a noble profession to be a doctor?
  28. How to get scholarships for college.
  29. How to invest in our college fund?
  30. Is there a building with a funny name on campus? How did it get its name?
  31. Is there any curious story behind your college mascot?
  32. Is there any particularly peculiar building, statue, or any other sight on campus? Why does it draw attention? How did it come to be there?
  33. Is there any significant suicide rate among students in your school? Why could that be or why doesn’t it happen?
  34. Is your child getting too much homework?
  35. Pick a building on your campus: Describe its history and describe how the building got its name (especially if it is named after someone).
  36. Pick a professor at your college to interview. What is their background and how did they get interested in their subject?
  37. The most famously peculiar requirements in a major in your college
  38. Tips about how to pay for college (tuition, rent, sustenance, etc.) without getting yourself into too much debt
  39. Was this school ever well-known for something different than what it’s known for today? What was it? Why did your school’s “signature trend” have to change?
  40. What appeal does this college have for applicants?
  41. What are the best scandals or memorable events in your college’s history?
  42. What are the most common complaints about roommates and how to avoid such unpleasant issues?
  43. What are the most popular spots for students who want to sneak away from class and why?
  44. What are the most widespread scholarships at this school? How easy is it to get those?
  45. What are ways to use the local coffee house to avoid studying?
  46. What causes college freshmen to be depressed?
  47. What do you have to do to win a campus election?
  48. What do you need to do to get ready for a college football game (or other sport) at your school?
  49. What drives students to this college? What group of applicants is particularly interested in applying here? What are their differences and similarities?
  50. What is the history of your college mascot?
  51. What is the history of your college?
  52. What is your favorite professor? Interview them and write about what drove them to become a professor of this particular subject at this particular school.
  53. What should you leave at home when you go to college?
  54. What was your choice of extracurricular activities to partake in when you enrolled? What are the pros and cons of each activity to choose from?
  55. What were the things that you had taken with you from home when you came to college and which things you chose to leave? Why?
  56. What’s the best way to choose which college activities to be involved in as a freshman?
  57. What’s the worst way to study for finals?
  58. Who are the students at your college? What is the background of most students? How are students different? What do they have in common?
  59. Who won the last campus election and what was their appeal?
  60. Why is homework important?
  61. Why should people attend games of a less popular sport? (Pick one you like.)
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