U Chicago’s 2024 Application Essay Prompts are Here!

U Chicago Mind-bending essay prompts

Colleges are playing hard to get this year around application essay prompts. Where are all the prompts for 2024? Georgetown and U Chicago have come out of hiding with their prompts.

As you probably know, Chicago’s essay prompts are notoriously quirky and creative. You submit these 2 essays in addition to the Common App essay. Chicago is looking for students who want to engage in those ways. If these prompts don’t speak to you, move on and look for other universities!

Here’s what you need to know about U Chicago application essay prompts for the coming year, straight from their website:

“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. 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.