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EEatTufts
EEatTufts
Tufts University ‘15
BA, Architecture Studies, Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 8 supplemental essays
  • 3 advice topics

Student Background

From: Miami , Florida
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 9 schools
Accepted At: Tufts, WashU, Vanderbilt, Tulane, Florida
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

1350
SAT
32
ACT
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High School Performance

3.40
GPA
High School Type: Other Private
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Volleyball
Extracurricular Activities: Athletics Organization, Model Congress / Model UN, Jewish Student Union, Habitat for Humanity
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College Application Essays

On my first day at Ransom Everglades Middle School I looked around at the one hundred fifty kids in my grade, all dressed in the same uniform shorts and polo shirts, yet, no two students were alike. At that point I did not realize that seven years later I would be a senior at the high school campus on Biscayne Bay, with this same diverse group of students working towards being the type of citizens Paul Ransom envisioned when he...





Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
646 Words
My father shares many stories about his years at the University of Florida. My favorite is about regular Frisbee and hackey-sack games during breaks at the Plaza of the Americas. He describes a diverse group of students from across the world having fun together in these pick-up games. I love that the University of Florida campus has a diverse community with students from many cultures. My experiences at Seeds of Peace, a camp in Maine, full of campers from Israel,...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
388 Words
I remember walking into the family room at the age of seven and curling up into my mom's lap in the big red chair in the corner of the room. I asked her why she was home early from the trip and asked where my dad was. She explained to me that he was not feeling well and was in the hospital. As days unraveled I learned that my father had a bike accident on their trip and would never...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
113 Words
Tufts is the only college that spoke about the importance of my future in the global world and how the academic community and diverse student population believed they could turn knowledge into meaningful change through their education. As I look through the academic classes offered at Tufts, the Peace and Justice Studies program immediately caught my attention along with the study abroad program for someone like me who is eager to explore the world. I would finally get to learn...



Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
373 Words
I live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. I always assumed that everyone lived in a place where Spanish was the first language of much of the population, and pastellitos were the most popular snack of choice. However, in eighth grade when my friend Claire, who lives in Norfolk, Virginia, came to visit me, I realized that this was not so. I am not sure whether it was the effect of my having a...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
445 Words
Walking around Northwestern University’s campus I began to notice the many flyers for different clubs and activities taped to the ground everywhere I walked. Aside from the creative way the students promoted the vast amount of clubs and organizations, I was impressed by how many of these pertained to my many interests. Two clubs interested me more than the others: Peace of Mind and Peace Project. From my experiences in Seeds of Peace, I can already imagine what it...







Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
274 Words
In the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, I will have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of subjects. This freedom will enable me to pursue my multiple academic interests instead of concentrating on only one subject of study. Although I am undecided on a major, among my interests are the areas of international relations and politics, economics, and law. I would be able to explore these different subjects before settling down and deciding on my major. ...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
640 Words
The events that took place on September 11, 2001 proved traumatic for Americans in every part of the country. About 3,000 deaths were recorded, including the many brave firemen who risked their lives in order to save innocent people in desperate need of help. The fatal attacks administered by nineteen trained al-Qaeda terrorists propelled American “Islamophobia” into unseen territories. American bigotry towards Muslims has become increasingly evident for the past nine years through airport security’s “random passenger checks,” and inexcusable hate crimes...









Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
701 Words
Pulling my belongings from the American delegation bus, I passed the “Welcome to Seeds of Peace: the way life could be” sign and entered bunk number seven. I was one of 150 campers from Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, and the United States who had been selected to meet on the edge of Pleasant Lake in Otisfield, Maine two summers ago. It was here that I began to change my perspective on relations and conflicts that arise in life. The tension in...











Additional Essay Details:
32 Words
Many of my essays focused on either my experience with Seeds of Peace, my desire to be a part of the international realm, and the affect of personal events on my life.

College Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
116 Words
Sending in extra material may not be so helpful when wait listed, however, e-mailing and calling is incredibly helpful. Especially e-mailing and asking if any additional information would be helpful to the school on your...





What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
107 Words
Tufts loves to emphasize its "quirkiness" and "uniqueness" so showing what is quirky or unique about you will make them want to identify with you and meet you. This is really a...





Why I ultimately chose my school
109 Words
For the reasons above I really loved my school. I thought that it was small enough where I would be able to learn in a great environment while also being able to meet...