Michigan 2015 Supplemental Essay Questions

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We’ve got the University of Michigan’s supplemental essay prompts for 2015 for our readers (photo credit: AndrewHorne).

The Michigan 2015 supplemental essay questions have been released and we’ve got them for our readers. The first supplemental essay prompt, which is required of all applicants, reads: “Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. This essay should be approximately 250 words. It’s the University of Michigan’s usual “communities” essay. No surprise there!

The second supplemental essay prompt for the University of Michigan, which is also required of all applicants, reads: “Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?” This essay should be approximately 500 words. In this essay, the game is about specifics, specifics, specifics. You don’t want to go to the University of Michigan because you like Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, and Jalen Rose. You don’t want to go to Michigan because you want to be a Wolverine (at least in your admissions essays). You need to cite specifics that show that you’ve really done your homework on the academics that Michigan has to offer its students.

Have a question on Michigan’s communities essay or the why you want to go to Michigan¬†essay? Let us know your questions by posting a Comment below and we’ll be sure to answer them. We look forward to hearing from you!


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  • Danny says:

    I’m applying to Michigan (hopefully in the next few days.) For the essay on “the unique qualities that attract me…” I wrote specifically about my interest in psychology, and U of M’s department of psychology. I mentioned that it was a part of LS&A, but didn’t otherwise mention LS&A. Is this too specific? Or should I talk about other parts of LS&A as well? Thanks!!!

    • Hector says:

      Hey Danny,

      I’m also applying to U-Mich and you don’t have to be a die hard supporter of the LSA school in your essay. However, the prompt does ask specifically about the School or College you are interested in, so you would have to include some knowledge about LSA. I’ve personally been to the place so I can tell you that there is a lot to write about the LSA and you may find other things that interest you if you look into it.

      Hope that helped!

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