Every year, the University of Chicago breaks away from the traditional college essay mold and asks our applicants to consider topics that are a little… uncommon. In past years, we’ve asked to hear your favorite joke, your thoughts on Wednesdays, or your best attempt to pinpoint Waldo’s whereabouts. These unconventional prompts are a chance to show your creative intellect and explore an unusual topic in a surprising and profound way - wherever your imagination leads you.
And now, here is a sneak peak at this year's exciting, interesting, and inspiring essay questions - weeks before our supplement is released. So: drumroll, please! The 2014-2015 University of Chicago essay questions are: