12+ College Recommendation Letter Examples & Templates


College recommendation letters are drafted by faculties in favor of a student for convenience in admission at reputed & esteemed universities for further studies. Such letters act as a supporting document for a student along with the curriculum performance and entrance score. A college always looks for spontaneous and bright students and hence demands recommendation letters. Recommendation letters help the admission committee to know about a student from someone else’s perspective who worked with him/her closely for a considerable period. Sometimes the admission process demands recommendation letters be submitted directly by the faculty through an online portal to avoid underhand.

This article covers guidelines, templates, examples, and sample of college recommendation letters for application.

College Recommendation Letter Examples & Templates

1. College Recommendation Letter for Internship

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Internships are the most important part of a college education. Internships at reputed companies and organizations help students to attain practical exposure of operations related to their field of study. Organizations often demand recommendation letters from students to analyze and interpret their performance and know about their potential before offering an internship. This file is a one-page recommendation letter exclusively drafted for internship purpose. The content is drafted by professionals and the places that require addition of details are distinctly visible. It can be easily printed on a letterhead of a college and the content can be modified wherever required.

2. Recommendation Letter from Employer

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Management colleges prioritize working professional with relevant experience in a field for admission over candidates with no working background. In such scenarios college demand a recommendation letter from the employer of the candidate. Such recommendation letters include skills and potential of the candidate and the employer’s personal take on the candidate as an individual and about his/her time in the respective company. The above file is a one-page college recommendation template from employers to universities. It has been prepared by experts with utmost care about the vocabulary and overall context of the letter. One can easily add relevant details in the space provided and print the template on letterhead for submission.

3. College Recommendation Letter from a Friend

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Colleges sometimes demand a recommendation letter from a colleague or a friend who has been associated with a candidate for a long time. Such letters help the admission committee in exploring the candidate’s personal traits, behavior and impact on the people he/she is connected with. It often becomes difficult for a candidate to ask for a professionally drafted recommendation letter in a standard format from a friend who is not technically sound about the skill. This file can be a rescue for a recommendation letter from a friend. It is an editable template with standard formatting and professional approach. It has convenient editing options and is print ready.

4. Sample College Letter for Recommendation

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Recommendations are one of the aspects of an admission process. Only a recommendation does not help one in grabbing a seat at a prestigious college. But it is for sure that without an impactful recommendation letter it is not possible for a candidate to secure admission. In the last two decades, recommendation letters have evolved its standard and have become mandatory for admission in colleges with niche streams. This file is a two-page non-editable template of a college recommendation letter. It is available for download in PDF format. It is professionally drafted and can be used to prepare an exceptional letter of recommendation by clubbing it with relevant content.

5. Letter of Recommendation for College

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Teachers find it difficult to prepare a recommendation letter for different students. Some students are average or poor in studies while some are exceptionally good but the teacher does not know him/her personally to mention traits about them. This document consists of three recommendation letter samples from teachers for different students. Teachers can refer to the suitable sample before preparing a recommendation letter to have a clear idea about the nature of content that they must prepare to make it look professional.

6. Letter of Recommendation for University

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The above file is an eight-page document issued by the Pace University Career Services titled Writing Letters of Recommendation. This file is a detailed guide for professors and teachers on how to write a letter of recommendation and about the necessary details to be included in it. A non-professional and confusing letter can result in the rejection of a student’s application and no professor wants that to happen. Downloading this file can help a teacher to explore different sections of recommendation letters.

7. College Academic Letter of Recommendation

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This file is a twenty-one-page presentation in PDF format on Academic Letter of Recommendation in the college admission process. It includes an explanation of the application process and the components of an admission procedure. It also includes information about the counselor recommendation & school profile. It has a special segment describing the teachers’ recommendation and writing letter of recommendation. This file presents collective information and a guideline on the admission process in general and is available for download in PDF format.

8. Sample Letter of Recommendation for College

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Letters of Recommendation requires experience and knowledge about the formatting of the letter. This file is a guide on faculty of graduate school about writing letters of recommendation. It includes information on topics like the content of the letter, acquiring sufficient information, handling different cases, format & style of letters, and co-signed letters. The file also includes sample letters for ready reference and understanding of the application of the mentioned guidelines.

9. College Recommendation Letter Guidelines in PDF

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The above file is a college recommendation guideline in PDF format spread over four pages. The file includes discussion about topics like talking to students in advance, being specific, regional differences in tone, avoiding gender bias, guidance from fellowship organizations, guidance from an expert, and others which can help one in writing a professional recommendation letter.

10. College Recommendation Letter in PDF

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A recommendation letter cheat sheet is an exceptional program run by certain colleges with an aim to provide the best recommendation letter to the students. Under this program, a form is rolled out for students intending to get a recommendation letter from the college. The form captures all information about the students’ activities from all aspects of their journey until the present time which helps professors in drafting a student-specific recommendation letter.

11. Recommendation Letter to College Student

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This file is an example of a recommendation program form issued by the office of admissions of Florida Southern College. The two-page form captures personal and academic information about the student regarding drafting a recommendation letter.

12. College Recommendation Letter Template

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The above file is a one of its kind letter of recommendation format issued by the Tennessee Technological University to be filled by the respective professor for admission purpose of a candidate.

13. Letter of Recommendation for College Graduates

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This file is a one-page letter of recommendation for graduate students issued by the Elmhurst College as a part of the admission process in their institute. The form is divided into two parts where Part A is to be filled by the applicant and Part B is to be completed by the recommender. One can download this file in PDF format for the reference.

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