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University of Chicago Application Essay

Hey! I'm planning to apply to the University of Chicago and I've heard that their application essay prompts can be pretty creative. Where can I find the current essay prompts? Also, does anyone have any advice or tips for approaching this type of creative essay?

7 months ago

Hello! You're right, the University of Chicago is known for its unique and creative essay prompts. You can find the current essay prompts on the Common App once you add UChicago to your list of colleges, or directly on their website: https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/apply/uchicago-supplemental-essay-questions.

As for tips on approaching these creative essays, I'd suggest taking a look at CollegeVine's blog post breaking down each prompt: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-uchicago-essays-2023-2024. This guidance will help you answer the question while also teaching admissions officers something new about who you are.

If you get to a point where you think getting a second set of eyes on your response would be beneficial,, remember that CollegeVine offers both free peer essay reviews and paid reviews by expert college admissions advisors. Sometimes, this kind of more objective look at your essay is just the thing that takes it from good to great.

Good luck with your University of Chicago application! Putting effort into crafting your creative essay will definitely pay off and help you distinguish yourself as an applicant.

7 months ago

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