How do you write a UChicago essay?

Your essay should explain how you’ll take make the best use of what UChicago offers, how your strengths match the opportunities they provide, and how UChicago will help you reach your goals for the future.

How long should UChicago supplemental essays be?

We suggest that you note any word limits for Coalition or Common Application essays; however, there are no strict word limits on the UChicago Supplement essays. For the extended essay (where you choose one of several prompts), we suggest that you aim for around 650 words.

How do I apply to the University of Chicago?

*Transfer applicants must apply through the Coalition Application.Select One of Two Applications. There are several online application platforms accepted by many colleges and universities. Extracurricular Activities. Personal Statement. UChicago Supplement. Your UChicago Account.

Is it safe to walk at night in Chicago?

Downtown Chicago is as safe or safer than most downtown areas because it’s typically packed with pedestrians, even at night. I suppose there might be some dark alleys where you wouldn’t want to walk by yourself at 3 a.m., but that’s true for any big city. There are unsafe areas of Chicago, but none are near downtown.

Is UChicago hard to get into?

UChicago is one of the hardest colleges to get into, with an acceptance rate of 6.2% for the 2019-2020 cycle. There were nearly 35,000 applicants. 6.2% may sound like an intimidating number. Only a select few top-ranked schools like Harvard and Stanford come in with lower acceptance rates.

Is UChicago expensive?

For the coming school year, the University of Chicago’s tuition plus on-campus housing and other fees made it the most expensive in the nation. With a student-life fee and estimated book and personal expenses adding $5,631, the grand total is $80,277.

What is special about UChicago?

Our distinctive form and style of education and our rigorous pursuit of knowledge have established us as one of the world’s most influential institutions of higher learning. Our faculty of scholars and scientists from across the University teach students of all backgrounds and intellectual interests.

Is UChicago in a bad area?

As others have noted, the campus is in a big city. Some of the surrounding areas are much more unsafe. Yes, UChicago is in an unsafe neighborhood. But all the protective measure that UChicago has in place makes it much safer than it would be otherwise.

What GPA do you need to get into UChicago?