|Students who got into TU say:|
Essay (12) |
| | I think the international angle was a plus, but I had amazing grades. I didn't do the full IB because I couldn't take so many Higher Levels, but still did all the classes, and was involved as a leader in several clubs. I think they saw that I would be involved representing them in Debate, MUN, Drama etc.
Tufts finds people with individual talents and traits. In my experience, it seems like they look beyond grades and SAT's and really try to find passionate and engaged applicants.
| Political Science|
| Jul 10 2007 | They seem to want people who they feel can adapt to a variety of situations and be successful- good grades and test scores are good and all but I think you need to show them in the essay, on ur recs, and with your ec's that ur diversified in your interests and succeed across the board. there is also a pretty huge premium on internationalism and a sense of community activism.
Hm... getting very good grades in high school, some active leadership, over 1900 on your SATs, and convincing scores (700+) on SAT IIs to make up for any low SAT grade; and creative and original essays are extremely important. Be yourself and you'll be fine: if you get in it's probably because you'll fit in nicely here; if you don't, it probably isn't for you even though you might very smart.
| Chemical Engineering|| Jul 07 2007 |