College Admissions Info

Tufts University, ‘20
BA, International Relations

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I'm an incoming freshman at Tufts and plan to be an IR major with a minor in Econ. Here to help any students who want to figure out how best to navigate the college process!
From: Chicago , Illinois
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Wellesley, Tufts, Illinois, U Iowa, Purdue
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Gan Chinese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1350
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High School Performance

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Top 25%
High School Type: Boarding
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Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: Nonprofit, NGO or Charitable Organization, Community Cleanup / Service, Dance
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Death of a loved one
462 Words
"A fatal hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning on Chicago's West Side...driving eastbound on West Jackson Boulevard about 3:30 a.m. when she struck David Bunch...the impact sent the victim flying 120 feet across the intersection...pronounced dead a short time later" is what the newspaper read. A fatal hit and run they called it, supposedly crystal clear. Yet, despite the undisputable facts of it all, nothing was clear. Why did she hit him? HOW could she hit him, my uncle,...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
95 Words
Why Tufts? Because Tufts is the type of school where students paint cannons to influence the administration and succeed. Where deviation from the norm is valued and defiance in hopes of achieving change is appreciated. In other words, Tufts students are progressive. They don't watch the world change because they are the ones changing it. Whether I'm taking advantage of a class held at ExCollege or in the stands cheering for a classmate, I know that students who, like me,...

Additional Essay Details:
35 Words
Tufts allowed you to choose several of the essay questions, which was very helpful for me. Choose the one that's easiest for you to write about because those will most likely be your best essays.

College Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
40 Words
Fit is important! Don't disregard how you think you'll fit into a...