So what are the 2016-2017 University of Chicago essay questions, you ask? We’ve got them for our loyal readers. Ok, even the ones who come here every other Wednesday are welcome to read about them too. We’ll make an exception. Here they are, as published on the .
As regular readers of our college admissions blog know well, the University of Chicago has a proud history of offering an extensive application — with long essays that need to be tailored to, you guessed it, the University of Chicago. Prefacing the UChicago essay prompts themselves, the admissions office writes, “The University of Chicago has long been renowned for its provocative essay questions. We think of them as an opportunity for students to tell us about themselves, their tastes, and their ambitions. They can be approached with utter seriousness, complete fancy, or something in between. Each year we email newly admitted and current College students and ask them for essay topics. We receive several hundred responses, many of which are eloquent, intriguing, or downright wacky. As you can see from the attributions, the questions below were inspired by submissions from UChicago students and alumni.”
2017-2018 UChicago Essay Prompts - Ivy Coach
In a sea of highly selective colleges that want to do all they can to encourage students to apply, to boost their application numbers and invariably lower their admission rate (all in an effort to boost their all-important “US News & World Report” ranking), the of this trend. The University of Chicago wants students who love them and what better way to prove a student loves them? They have to write lots of essays just for UChicago — essays they really can’t get much mileage out of with other schools. We salute the University of Chicago for their continued defiance, for daring to mandate that their applicants answer such extensive essay prompts.