UCLA Anderson’s essay questions are out, and they’re pretty straightforward!
While the first essay remains the same as last year (goals!), the short answer has changed a bit and now closely resembles Stanford’s “what matters most to you and why.”
One interesting angle here is the overlap between the two prompts. Obviously, your goals in the essay question should somehow relate to the passion you identify in the short answer, and vice versa, but we don’t want to repeat ourselves. Let’s dive in and tease out the differences: