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UChicago 'Why us' essay examples?

Hey friends! I'm applying to UChicago and I want to make sure my 'Why us' essay really stands out. Can anyone share some successful examples that they've seen or give any tips on how to approach this essay? Thanks a bunch!

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you want to write a strong 'Why us?' essay for UChicago. While I cannot share specific examples due to privacy concerns, I can certainly provide some guidance on how to approach this essay.

First, do thorough research on UChicago to identify what makes it a great fit for you. Consider aspects such as academics, research opportunities, extracurriculars, campus culture, and location. Be specific when mentioning these factors in your essay. For instance, if you're interested in a particular major or program, explain why it appeals to you and how it aligns with your goals.

Next, showcase your personality and character in the essay. Rather than simply listing facts about the school, reflect on how these aspects connect to your personal experiences, values, or aspirations. For example, if you mention UChicago's Core Curriculum, explain how it aligns with your love for interdisciplinary learning, providing an anecdote from your high school experience that demonstrates this passion.

Additionally, connect your interests and experiences to opportunities at UChicago. If you're involved in a specific club or volunteer work, discuss how you plan to continue that involvement on campus or how a particular UChicago organization or program aligns with your passions.

Finally, be authentic and sincere in your response. Avoid using clichés or exaggerated statements to impress the admissions committee. Instead, focus on genuinely portraying your enthusiasm for the school and why you believe it's the best fit for you.

For more tips on writing a "Why This College?" essay, check out this CollegeVine article: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-why-us-college-essay

Remember, a successful 'Why us' essay showcases your personality, demonstrates a deep understanding of the school, and clearly illustrates how attending UChicago will help you achieve your goals. Good luck with your application!

7 months ago

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