Tufts ‘16
B.A., English, , Clinical Psychology
Features Included


Hometown Elkton, Maryland
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
  • American University (Washington, DC)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
  • University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
  • Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
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Tufts University (Medford, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in English

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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What If? I walked out of Hickory Run Service station and smelled horse poop. I crinkled my nose in disgust from the pungent smell. It was a clear morning, just like the kind that arrives after a storm. The drenched lot was filled with puddles scattered about the parked cars. My mom and I were on our way to visit colleges. As I dodged a rather vile looking puddle, the smell of horse excrement led me to reminisce back to...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
288 Words
There is a Quaker saying: ''Let your life speak.'' Describe the environment in which you were raised--your family, home, neighborhood, or community--and how it influenced the person you are today. I grew up in Maryland where I spent my free time exploring with neighborhood friends (all boys much to my dismay at the time). Living alongside a river, I was lucky to go sailing, waterskiing, and tubing. After attending a small private school, I switched to a larger middle...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
329 Words
For the second short response, we asked you to consider the world around you. Now, consider the world within. Taste in music, food, and clothing can make a statement while politics, sports, religion, and ethnicity are often defining attributes. Are you a vegetarian? A poet? Do you prefer YouTube or test tubes, Mac or PC? Are you the drummer in an all-girl rock band? Do you tinker? Use the richness of your identity to frame your personal outlook. I am...
Supplemental Essay Strong beliefs/principles
343 Words
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa told The New York Times, "The only way of not generating conflict is to do nothing, and I wasn't elected to do nothing." What issue quickens your pulse and inspires you to join the fray? In eleventh grade I did my final paper on how fast food, especially McDonald’s, has impacted our society. Personally, I have decided to never eat at McDonald’s again. When I was younger, I remember begging my mom to take...

General Admissions Advice

Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
153 Words
I was deferred after I applied early decision to Tufts. I wrote a letter that night explaining why I wanted to go to Tufts so badly. It was candid and heartfelt, and I think that letter was one of the main reasons I was eventually accepted....
What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
90 Words
Sit down and write down some adjectives unique to yourself. Are you honest, humble, persistent, shy, outgoing, etc.? Now look at the school you are applying to-...
How I chose schools to apply to
100 Words
VISIT. It is the only way you will know if you will like the school. Also it shows initiative and the school recognizes that when they are reviewing your application....

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High School TypeOther Private
Academic Performance in High School Steady

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SportsTennis, Volleyball


ActivitiesKey Club, Community Cleanup / Service
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