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UChicago essay samples?

Hey guys, I'm applying to UChicago and struggling with the unique essay prompts. Does anyone have any sample UChicago essays to offer or advice on how to approach them? I'd really appreciate your help!

7 months ago

Hey there! UChicago is known for its creative and unconventional essay prompts, so keep in mind that it's essential to embrace that quirkiness and think unconventionally when crafting your response, rather than trying to imitate exactly what someone else did.

That being said, CollegeVine does have two strong examples of UChicago essays written by real students for you to review, along with breakdowns of what they did well and anything that could have been done even better: https://blog.collegevine.com/uchicago-essay-example.

If you're wondering whether your own UChicago essay is working, think about utilizing either CollegeVine's free peer essay review service or submitting your essay for a paid review by an expert college admissions advisor. Sometimes, that second set of eyes is just the thing that takes your response from good to great.

Good luck with your UChicago essay, and remember - the key is to be yourself and embrace the creativity and curiosity UChicago is known for!

7 months ago

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