Write an essay somehow inspired by super-huge mustard. Imagine you’ve struck a deal with the Dean of Admissions himself, Dean Nondorf.
People often think of language as a connector, something that brings people together by helping them share experiences, feelings, ideas, etc. It goes as follows: you’re guaranteed admission to the University of Chicago regardless of any circumstances that arise.
Something that is offered, presented, or given as a gift. Unusual presents, accidental presents, metaphorical presents, re-gifted presents, etc.—pick any present you have ever received and invent a past for it.
Chicago author Nelson Algren said, “A writer does well if in his whole life he can tell the story of one street.” Chicagoans, but not just Chicagoans, have always found something instructive, and pleasing, and profound in the stories of their block, of Main Street, of Highway 61, of a farm lane, of the Celestial Highway.
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.
Choose two other concepts that cannot be known simultaneously and discuss the implications.
(Do not consider yourself limited to the field of physics).
The University of Chicago has long been renowned for our provocative essay questions.
We think of them as an opportunity for students to tell us about themselves, their tastes, and their ambitions.