University of Chicago Admissions Essays – College Application Supplement Essays, Prompt, Examples

College Application Essays accepted by University of ChicagoInspired by Susannah Nadler, a graduate of The Spence School, New York, NYAnthony HaddadUniversity of ChicagoFrance is a European fusion of culture, claiming diversely mastered specialties in its many regions and provinces. Crpes, dentelle Bretonne, languedoc, and fromages-mania are all constituent to this cultural synthesis, until you come down to…Me, Myself and ChicagoAnthony HaddadUniversity of Chicago1. Although I have a very vague understanding of the University of Chicago, from what I know, I believe it truly satiates all my learning desires. My wishes and anticipations for higher education are mirrored in even the most obvious aspects of…A Battle for InsightShannon MaeneUniversity of Chicago”Kai houtos manthano.”* To most, they are meaningless words, incomprehensible and bizarre. But to me, their meaning is legion: secrecy, silence, concealment. They are Greek, and they mean subversive. I am a subversive, of the Greek persuasion,…The Last Lion and MeTim KubarychUniversity of ChicagoIs it possible for a person to be the mentor of another, even if the latter were born twenty one years after the former’s death? The conventional answer to this question would be no, but then, I have always favored the unconventional. For indeed,…Reaching Out to Others Through Past ExperiencesAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoA few years ago, I learned that I have a condition called hyperlexia. This condition is characterized by learning language “out of order” in childhood – in fact, almost in the same manner that an adult learns a foreign language. I was actually…Learning to Write GoodShannon MaeneUniversity of ChicagoIf one were to ask me to relate a story of what had most troubled me throughout my high school experience, I would likely tell of my trials and tribulations as an ambitious writer in the hands of my English teachers. I, like sculptor’s clay, was…FromJill GlissmanUniversity of ChicagoA smile breaks out on my face as I sit in a picturesque shopping area in the heart of Vienna, Austria. The spire of a Gothic cathedral towers over me, a reminder of how far away my home and family are. I will be leaving Europe tomorrow, so I am…Why Chicago Is the Place for MeAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoBy all accounts, the University of Chicago is a unique place. My late grandfather, a Bachelors and Masters degree recipient from the University used to say, “for the right student, Chicago is the only place, but it can destroy the wrong student.”…Golden BrothersAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoGrowing up as one of a trio of “Golden boys” has its share of ups and downs. I am the oldest. Ben followed by two years, and Aaron by another three. It still amazes me that three individuals raised together with the same values, treated the same…Bigger Isn’t Better in AmericaCindy HongUniversity of ChicagoIn an ideal world, mustard would come in whimsical glass containers with pictures of wholesome families on their labels. The words “all natural” or “organic” would adorn the jars. They would line the supermarket shelves next to matching bottles of…Science, Arts and Sports in CommonLetitia LewUniversity of ChicagoIt’s generally taken to be a sign of desperation when a girl in the science stream sacrifices precious studying time to read books just so she can discuss the themes with Humanities students, but that is precisely what I did. Not only did I read…Running an Online BusinessAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoI clicked a button and created a canvas. A lonely, almost blank screen, it was one of thousands of standardized and tabulated web pages, with only my online moniker at the top to distinguish it as my own. That was my debut, an admittedly…In Search of the Language of CervantesAnonymousUniversity of Chicago The primary focus throughout my high school career has been the mastery of the Spanish language. For the past four of my six years in Spanish class, it has been my privilege to study the tongue of Cervantes under the fine tutelage of Mrs. Maria…My Choice of CollegeAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoWhy do you want to go to the University of Chicago?Going to college is like marriage: I choose you, and you choose me. Just as you regard each candidate as an individual, I view colleges not by their statistics and ratings but by the extent to…The Mind That Sometimes SticksAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoI drum my fingers on the desk, tapping out a horribly rushed Washington Post March.? When Im anxious, I tap. A chorus of nous-nous-nous-nous-nous? accompanies the neurotic drumming; what else can I do but idiotically repeat that one syllable…Can I get a definition, please?AnonymousUniversity of ChicagoWhen I first met my friends brother, she accented my introduction of myself with her own comment: Shes a science geek.? Her impish smile assured me that science geek? was meant to hold positive rather than negative connotations, so I laughed…The Mystery of LonelinessAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoEven though I ostensibly lack talent in the fields of drawing or painting, my appreciation and enthusiasm for art is unquestioned. Starting from a young age, I insisted on going to the Art Institute every time my family took a trip to downtown…"The Postcard with the Coffee Stain"AnonymousUniversity of ChicagoOne of the first pieces of mail I ever received from The University of Chicago grossed me out. It was the size of a postcard, folded up, and had a big coffee stain right on the front. I figured that either a) the mailwoman had spilled coffee on it…Jan the TroubadourAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoThree months into my exchange year in Germany, my friend called me, a little dejected. She wanted to go downtown, and it was clear why. There was still something incredibly rousing, mysterious, and exciting about the European city that had…Opening the DoorAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoWhen I was eleven, I lived in a trailer park full of kids. I preferred reading and writing to playing with them, so pretty often, when they knocked on the door, I would pretend I was doing chores. Then I would resume reading Harry Potter and…National Nonsensical Writing MonthAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoMy spacebar popped off of the keyboard for the seventh time that night. I snatched it from the floor and rammed it back in place, knowing that it was a futile effort. Apparently, my laptop was suffering from the tribulations of National Novel…Music’s Expanding BubbleTina T ZhuUniversity of ChicagoNo student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.? Charles Kendall AdamsI will not…A Two-sided CoinAnonymousUniversity of ChicagoI often think of my home country, Vietnam, as a coin factory. At this factory, day in and day out, coins march in assembly lines out of metal strips in perfect conformity. I am just such a coin, minted in 1993, rimmed, polished, annealed, and…It Tasted Like Jet FuelEthan SteinbergUniversity of ChicagoIt tasted like jet fuel. But that didnt surprise me, after all, I was kissing the tarmac at Ben-Gurion International Airport, as is customary upon arrival in Israel. What did surprise me, however, was that it wasnt the type of high-octane fuel I…You are on page 1 of 212Last Page

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