jingosaur wrote:I felt like Chicago tries to get the "Why Chicago" out of you when they ask about which student organizations and such you would be interested in. Other than how specific I was in that section from my research (aka advice from kappycaft1) I didn't write about Why Chicago anywhere.
In terms of optional essays, I think all of them except the Why X essays at yield protect schools are truly optional or not wanted at all.
Yeah, these people read thousands of apps in a cycle. If everyone added an extra 1-2 optional essays, that would increase the reading load to a crazy level.