This may sound like a lot to write, but it actually provides you more space to really dig into the reasons for why you are applying.
Unlike schools with a shorter word requirement, you can use the space to touch on all aspects of the university (e.g.
from its academics to research opportunities to student life) instead of writing only about the top one or two things that draw you.
Use this opportunity to reveal all of your different interests—both academic and non-academic—as the university really supports the idea of students who are diverse in their passions and have the drive to incorporate them into their college career.
The ball is in your court—a penny for your thoughts, but say it, don’t spray it. —Inspired by Raphael Hallerman, Class of 2020 Essay Option 5.
So long as you don’t bite off more than you can chew, beat around the bush, or cut corners, writing this essay should be a piece of cake. Vestigiality refers to genetically determined structures or attributes that have apparently lost most or all of their ancestral function, but have been retained during the process of evolution.
Unity and complimentarity constitute reality.” Whether it’s Georges Seurat’s pointillism in “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte,” the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, quantum physics, or any other field of your choosing, when can the parts be separated from the whole and when can they not?
—Inspired by Ender Sahin, Class of 2020 Essay Option 3. Don’t tell us about another world you’ve imagined, heard about, or created. Sure, some people think of the University of Chicago as a portal to their future, but please choose another portal to write about.
We've compiled some of our favorites for you to ponder. University of Chicago"Have you ever walked through the aisles of a warehouse store like Costco or Sam's Club and wondered who would buy a jar of mustard a foot and a half tall?
We've bought it, but it didn't stop us from wondering about other things, like absurd eating contests, impulse buys, excess, unimagined uses for mustard, storage, preservatives, notions of bigness…and dozens of other ideas both silly and serious. Selection of this option will stand as your college essay.