|Students who got into TU say:|
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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 | It's a top-level university, and the people who apply to Tufts tend to apply to Harvard and other Ivys as well. Top grades and top test scores are the norm, and all they will do is qualify you for the next round, which is extracurriculars. Here everyone had a A average and top AP scores, so you need to set yourself apart with what else you to. You need to demonstrate leadership as well- leadership is a huge buzzword here. It can't just be a laundry-list of clubs you belong to.