Question 1 (Required)
How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to U Chicago.
Question 2: Extended Essay (Required; 6选1)
1 Essay Option 1
Cats have nine lives, Pac-Man has three lives, and radioactive isotopes have half-lives. How many lives does something else—conceptual or actual—have, and why? ——Inspired by Kendrick Shin, Class of 2019
2 Essay Option 2
If there’s a limited amount of matter in the universe, how can Olive Garden (along with other restaurants and their concepts of food infinity) offer truly unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks? Explain this using any method of analysis you wish—physics, biology, economics, history, theology… the options, as you can tell, are endless.——Inspired by Yoonseo Lee, Class of 2023
3Essay Option 3
A hot dog might be a sandwich, and cereal might be a soup, but is a a ?
Inspired by Arya Muralidharan, Class of 2021 (and dozens of others who, this year and in past years, have submitted the question “Is a hot dog a sandwich,” to which we reply, “maybe”)
4Essay Option 4
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” – Jessamyn WestInspired by Elizabeth Mansfield, Class of 2020
5 Essay Option 5
U Chicago has international campus centers around the world, but we don’t have any interplanetary, interstellar, or interdimensional campuses… yet! Propose a spot in time or space, in this or any universe, for a new U Chicago campus. What types of courses would be taught at this site? What cultural experiences await students who study there?——Inspired by Peter Jasperse, Class of 2022
6 Essay Option 6
“Don’t be afraid to pick past prompts! I liked some of the ones from previous years more than those made newly available for my year. Also, don’t worry about the ‘correct’ way to interpret a question. If there exists a correct way to interpret the prompt I chose, it certainly was not my answer.” – Matthew Lohrs, Class of 2023