College essay examples can be found at campus writing or tutoring centers or professors may supply their students with exemplary essays from their previous students that meet their assignment requirements. Examples of college essays may also be found on campus' departmental websites or on the Purdue OWL site.
Campus websites typically contain links to each department. These departmental web pages include resources for students who are seeking help with department-related assignments. Resources offered on these web pages range widely and include databases, online writing labs, sample assignments, and even email addresses for one-on-one help from campus professors or tutors. For example, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside English Department web page offers links to composition resources and to a separate web page with requirements and examples for English majors' final portfolio essays. Colby College, located in Waterville, Maine, offers college essay samples on its writing center web page as well.