When we finished eating breakfast and left the hotel this morning, the temperature was not nearly as hot as I thought it would be, but it was definitely warm enough to feel completely comfortable in my summer dress. We took two cabs to the University of Chicago, which only took about 10-15 minutes, and were dropped off right next to a tall building covered entirely by leaves. This turned out to be a common trait among many of the buildings we visited and I absolutely loved being surrounded by so much greenery.
|Building in Harper Hall|
|One of Two Campus Libraries|
|Leaves Gave a Comforting Feeling to the Buildings|
One of my favorite aspects of the application process at this school, was the supplement. They do use the Common Application and require one basic additional essay, but they also require applicants to respond to another essay questions that is rather unusual. "Find x," Callie said, giving an example of an additional essay prompt. I thought maybe this was it, but she went on to further questions that were more abstract and thought provoking. This is wonderful piece of the application process, I think, because it really gives students the chance to write on any number of situations or experiences they have had in their life. In addition to the general forms and sections of a students application, the creative essay allows the admission officers to get a sense of how the student's mind works in a more abstract way. These indirect questions give way for a great deal of creativity and deep thought, which I greatly appreciate and am excited to respond to!