UCLA Anderson Class of 2024 Essay Analysis

UCLA Anderson has released its 2021-22 application, having kept their question the same.

2021/22 essay questions

Essay 1: How have recent events influenced the impact you would like to make in your community, career, or both? (250 words maximum)

Optional question: Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions committee should be aware? (250 words maximum)

2021/22 essay question analysis

Essay 1

Between COVID, social justice protests, political divisions, changing economic fundamentals and other world events, this question acknowledges that applicants have a lot on their mind. Choose a topic you’re passionate about, and link it to your post-MBA goals. Given the tight word limit, avoid choosing more than one topic, as you won’t be able to sufficiently link multiple world events to your goal to differentiate yourself from other applicants or appear like you’re trying to “boil the ocean” by tackling an overly broad goal.

Optional essay

As with other schools, the optional question is available for you to explain any additional information that you may not have had the space to clarify in other parts of your application.

2021/22 deadlines

Round 1: Application deadline: October 5, 2021, Decision date: December 14, 2021

Round 2: Application deadline: January 4, 2022, Decision date: March 22, 2022

Round 3: Application deadline: April 12, 2022, Decision date: May 17, 2022

Other application details

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