|Students who got into UC say:|
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| | 2200 plus SAT, top 5% of class, outstanding essays and letters of recommendation. Great essays can overcome a deficiency or two like marginal ECs and leadership.
I think that the quirky essay question is one of the most important elements in the process. Do not give into the temptation to write the same kind of cookie-cutter essay that you wrote for other colleges. Let your creative (or even weird) side come out. Also, talk about the value of liberal education.
| Aug 13 2012 | I am a minority so I didn't have to do as much, however, I really regret coming here. Be genuine in your application. The University of Chicago really wants to see that a person is interested in learning.