A college reference letter is one that is written by a former school teacher or any other person for recommending a student for the higher studies in college. This letter serves as a proof of credibility for the candidate, which increases chances of the student in getting admission into the college. Below given is a sample of  a college reference letter.

Sample College Reference Letter:


The Review Committee

XYZ College

United States of America,

5th June 2014

Sub : Reference letter for college

Dear Sir,

I am writing this letter to recommend Nancy McDonnell  for his further studies in your college. I have known Allen McDonnell for the past three and a half years, having served as her teacher in both English and Mathematics at Greenland High School. I believe that Allen will surely be an excellent addition to your institution.

She is a bright and attentive young woman. In class and in her work, she demonstrates that she is an intelligent and capable student with great potential. She has always been among the top students in her class. I am confident that she will thrive in any academic program that she chooses to pursue.

Nancy has also greatly enriched high school life by engaging in various extracurricular activities. She initiated a book lending club, in which now more a dozen students meet regularly to exchange variety of books on various topics and they have monthly meeting where 5 members narrates the summary of the book they read.

I am convinced that Nancy would make a more than valuable contribution to your college, both inside and outside the class. She has my highest recommendation. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours truly,

Jossey Mathews


Greenland High School