Tufts ‘20
B.A., Child Development
My name is Emily and I'm a Nashville-born college freshman at Tufts University in Medford/Boston Mass.
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Hometown Gallatin, Tennessee
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language No

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Tufts University (Medford, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in Child Development

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

I have a vivid memory of the first time my six-year-old cousin told me he loved me. For most, this would not be a significant event. After all, family members are generally obligated to love one another. But for (name), expressing his love was difficult, at least in the conventional way, so the first time he came up to me and pressed his mouth to the palm of my hand and held it there was a memory that will always...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Tufts is a place where the two pillars of nerdiness—passion and intellectualism—collide. At Tufts, it’s the norm to talk about everything from politics to Harry Potter to religion (and how all three of those intersect) in the span of one conversation. At Tufts, “it’s cool to be smart,” as every admissions officer and student insists in the oh-so-witty, down-to-earth Tufts blogs (which I admit to obsessively checking daily). Simply put, I know Tufts is a place...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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"Let Your Life Speak" I was raised in a town where, if you’re not Baptist or Church of Christ, you might risk being identified with a cult; it’s commonplace to be passed by a pick-up truck with a confederate flag hoisted in the bed; and people might give you weird looks when you say you want to go to college outside of Tennessee – and really weird looks when you say you want to go to college in Boston. ...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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"Celebrate the Role of Sports in Your Life" If you look back at my athletic career, you will not find a laundry list of championships or medals. I’m not an athletic superstar, and I was never even close to being the best player on the team. In fact, if I had gone back to 7th grade and my school did not have a sports requirement, I probably would not have played soccer. That would have been a mistake. A...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
255 Words
Having grown up in a small, suburban southern town, I long for diversity and a completely opposite atmosphere in college. A vibrant city like Boston can provide me with those things. But Boston University is more than just another college in Boston. It stands out to me as a globally minded school with a big picture approach that can offer me exactly what I’m looking for in a college. At BU, I can sit around a table with twenty...

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5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
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Passionate, Curious, Down-to-Earth, Quirky/Nerdy, Kind. The students at Tufts are incredibly passionate about whatever they are doing. Everyone has such a wide variety of interests, and students are also...
How to increase chances at my school
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Show interest!!! The phenomenon of overqualified students being denied is named after Tufts. In the past, Tufts has been a safety for Ivy-Bound kids (although I'd argue that Tufts is better than the Ivies in many ways, and...
List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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Tufts - I did an interview with an alumni in my hometown. We met at a coffee shop and talked for about 45 minutes...
Recommended summer activities during high school and college
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Volunteer work,...
What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
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Point out SPECIFICS about Tufts. Try to stay away from...

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