How long should the essay be? What are the topics/prompts for the essay?

You must submit two pieces of writing that are each no more than 500 words each: one in response to a prompt provided by Macaulay, while the second piece can be an existing writing sample as long as it conforms to our guidelines. The essay prompt and writing sample guidelines
are posted on our website: https://macaulay.cuny.edu/admissions/applying-to-macaulay/essay-questions/