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Past UChicago essay prompts?

Hey guys! I heard UChicago really likes unique and creative essay prompts. I want to get a head start at brainstorming for my essays. Can anyone share some of the past UChicago essay prompts they've seen or give me ideas on where to look? Thanks a lot!

7 months ago

Hi there! You're right, UChicago is really into quirky and creative essay prompts for their application. I've gathered a few examples of past prompts to help you get started with your brainstorming:

1. 'What's so odd about odd numbers?'

2. 'Cats have nine lives, peacocks have extravagant plumage, and lobsters live for over a century. Create your own idiom and tell us its origin.'

3. 'How are apples and oranges supposed to be compared? Possible answers involve, but are not limited to, statistics, chemistry, physics, linguistics, and philosophy.'

You can find more past prompts on UChicago's website or through CollegeVine's essay prompt database. They have a great collection of prompts for hundreds of schools, including UChicago. It's definitely worth checking out! Good luck with your essays and let your creativity shine!

7 months ago

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