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University of California, Davis

Essay Requirements

Essay Requirements

Applicants to the University of California, Davis and all other UC schools submit four shorter essays in response to prompts freely selected from a list of eight Personal Insight Questions. The questions are wide ranging, designed to help you introduce yourself to the school and tell them about your aptitudes, leadership qualities, community service, or other extracurricular activities, interests, or skills.

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Short Answer Questions

You must respond to four of the eight prompts offered, and each response can have a maximum of 350 words. See the Personal Insight Questions page provided by UC Admissions for additional guidance.

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