College Admissions Info

AlexTufts
AlexTufts
Tufts University ‘18
BA, Economics

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love music (playing, writing, producing) and Ultimate Frisbee, and would love to help in your college search and application process.
From: Needham , Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian, White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 6 schools
Accepted At: Tufts, Case, Northeastern, UVM
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Portuguese

Test Scores

2070
SAT
32
ACT
Converted SAT Score: 1450
Highest SAT: 2070
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High School Performance

3.68
GPA
Top 25%
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High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Low at first but improved

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Boy/Girl Scouts, Chinese Club, National Honor Society, School Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, Volunteer Coach
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Creative personal story
622 Words
Growing up with each foot in a distinct culture makes it difficult to feel part of either. The problem began to appear during summer vacation in elementary school; while a lot of my classmates would be at camp in New Hampshire or Maine, I would spend most of my summer in São Paulo with my family. As soon as they found out that I had been to Brazil, they would instantly ask, “Do you speak Brazilian?” Their faces would...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
95 Words
Stepping onto the Tufts campus, the feeling of something different struck me; not only was I amongst great minds, in both students and professors, but I was also in an environment where community is more important than the grade you get. Where else can I study the business of sports under a former Celtics GM, and still take econometrics and intro to popular music theory? I will take advantage of every opportunity as a Jumbo and will contribute greatly to...



Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
256 Words
Having parents from different hemispheres who met in Bali, I was always meant to be a traveler. Three months before I was even born, I was on my first international flight to Brazil. By the time I was four months old, I already had my first passport. My aunts and uncles always joked that I’d been on more intercontinental flights by the age of two than they had in any of their lifetimes. In 2011, I was fortunate enough to...





Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
168 Words
The truth about me is that I love music. Whether I’m sitting in front of a computer at 2 am trying to finish a transition from the bridge to the chorus, or going to a six hour band practice just to run through the set 10 times, I can’t get enough. Attached below are pieces of my work; some are original, either composed by myself or with my band, along with a remix of an Avicii song. If you click...



Additional Essay Details:
617 Words
Music has been a huge part of my life since I was 10 years old. I’ve been playing music since fourth grade, starting with trumpet, and continuing on to French Horn and playing in middle and high school jazz bands. I’ve been selected to both Junior and Senior Districts, but after sophomore year I decided I wanted to spend more time writing original music and playing more modern music. I’ve been teaching myself guitar since the age of 12...









College Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
75 Words
Find schools that have the types of programs that you wanted to study the most. I knew that I had to find a...





What I’d change about my application process
38 Words
Don't apply to a lot of schools. I applied to 6 early,...





What set me apart from other applicants
75 Words
Likely the variety of things I do. Don't worry about making sure you do activities for all 4 years; I stopped band midway through...