Sample Recommendation Letter from a Teacher

Recommendation for an Undergraduate Business Applicant

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Who Needs a Recommendation Letter?

Prospective undergraduate students are often asked to submit recommendation letters from high school teachers as part of the business school application process. Graduate school applicants are also asked to submit recommendations from college professors.

What Makes This Sample Recommendation Letter Stand Out?

The sample recommendation letter shown below was written by a high school teacher for an undergraduate business school applicant.

The letter writer is very familiar with the student since they were both a part of the school's debate team. Getting a letter from someone who is familiar with your classroom behavior and academic ability can show admissions committees that you are dedicated to your education and have made good impressions on those in the educational community in the past.

The content of this letter could be very beneficial to the applicant. The letter does a good job of demonstrating the applicant's motivation and self-discipline. It also cites specific examples to support the recommendation. 

As you are reading the sample letter below, take note of the required format for recommendations - the letter contains short paragraphs and multiple line breaks for easy readability. The letter also contains the name of the person who wrote it as well as contact information. This makes the letter look legit. 

Sample Recommendation Letter

To Whom It May Concern:

Jenna Breck was a student in my debate class and has also been on my debate team for three years at Big Stone High School.

I would definitely consider Jenna to be an ideal student. Over the years, she has earned my respect by consistently working hard to achieve high grades and set an example for other students. 

The academics at Big Stone High School are rigorous and could be considered more challenging that academics at the average high school.

 Jenna not only kept up with all of the requirements, but also went above and beyond by seeking out more advanced courses like honor's algebra and AP chemistry.

Jenna is also a confident speaker and and outstanding debater. She has won several public speaking awards and consistently helped our debate team qualify for national tournaments. These achievements have been a direct result of Jenna's self-discipline and dedication to performing the required research and practice necessary for success in such pursuits. 

I hold Jenna in the highest esteem and strongly recommend her for your undergraduate business program, where I feel confident that she will continue to apply herself to the best of her ability.


Amy Frank, Ph.D.

Big Stone High School


More Sample Recommendation Letters

If this sample recommendation letter didn't contain the kind of info you're looking for, or if you just want to look at a few other samples, you should take a look at these letters that were written for other college and business school applicants.