|Students who got into TU say:|
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| | My SAT scores were not exceptional, but they were enough to merit applying to a top tier school. I think that my High school grades (4.0/Valedictorian) helped immensely. These days you have to be some sort of superstar to get into Tufts...but that doesn't necessarily mean having a 4.5 GPA and 2400 (or whatever the new top score is) on the SAT. While good grades and test scores are important, Tufts likes to emphasize its diversity, and the spirit of entrepreneurship and community service among its students. So if you help out in your neighborhood (more than cleaning up the river once a year) or started a company or club, make sure to emphasize that. Above all, remember that admissions officers read thousands of applications, so make sure your essay stands out (without seeming too weird or insincere). Just make sure your application reflects who you are, and that before you fill it out, you've had opportunities to learn about yourself.
The University likes to see volunteer work on an application. Also, something truly unique-an accomplishment, experience, etc can really boost you, and even offset poor scores. If you live in another country, buy your sweatshirt before you even apply, they love that. Went to high school. Played varsity tennis. volunteered some. applied early and got deferred and then accepted. Though I do like Tufts a lot, I believe that anyone can succeed at any college given the right attitude. Doesnt have to be Tufts.