The 2017-2018 University of Michigan admissions essays are out. We know, we know. You’ve been waiting with baited breath to find out what UMichigan’s essays will be for this admissions cycle and you can hardly contain yourself. Well, rest easy because at long last we’ve got these essay prompts for our readers. Exhale.
The first UMichigan essay prompt is a longtime staple for the university in stunning Ann Arbor. For there to be a University of Michigan application without a communities essay would be like having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without peanut butter. It just wouldn’t seem right. The peanut butter is absolutely necessary to balance out the taste of jelly. It’s the perfect combination. For those not familiar with UMichigan’s own version of peanut butter, their communities essay, which applicants are required to respond to in approximately 250 words, reads as follows: “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.”