College Admissions Info

mreid04
mreid04
Tufts University ‘21
BA, Undecided

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

I love learning + people!
From: Salt Lake City , Utah
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At:
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

33
ACT
Highest ACT:
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High School Performance

4.17
GPA
Top 10%
Rank
High School Type: Religious
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Lacrosse
Extracurricular Activities: American Red Cross, Tutoring/Mentoring, Church, Culinary, Yearbook
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College Application Essays

The Alan Jackson Era I remember the exact day my parents bought The Beast (probably because I was reading The Wizard of Oz for the first time, and the Chevy dealership gave me free hot chocolate. Both tend to make impressions on seven year olds.) After all the negotiations were over, the salesman led us to the glistening blue Tahoe and made the mistake of announcing, “Sir, your truck is ready.” Dad’s eyes lit up. An epiphany! He owned...









Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
104 Words
Why Tufts? I felt it as I learned about the ex-college and European Center, as I stepped out of the info session and onto the quad, as I met students that urged, "Come to Tufts!" Permeating every square inch of campus is a unique sense of warmth and intellectual curiosity. I saw myself gathered with fellow enthusiasts, collaboratively studying for a class like "Immigrant and Refugee Health," with plans to rock climb with TMC later. The eclectic group of students...



Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
295 Words
What makes you happy? 1. Acrostic poems (!!!) 2. Probing adjectives into place, experimenting with the way words ebb and flow, repel and attract, retract and react - poetry 3. Ottoman Empire to present day politics; history in all shapes & forms 4. Exuberant midnight mid-homework dance parties 5. Mismatched groups of people that meld and synergize, regardless of differences 6. Treasuring time set aside for books and Tazo tea 7. Openhearted friends with affinities for adventure 8. Spirited family dinners with all 15 of the Reid cousins 9. Accidental selfies on...





Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
259 Words
Describe the environment in which you were raised. Constants: Smell of sun-warmed brick, rough speckled carpet in libraries. Church on Sundays. Three states, four brick houses and a whole lot of mortar in between, I was raised on homemade wheat bread and San Francisco fog, nourished with curiosity, gratitude, and God. I discovered my obsession with words in the Moraga, Pleasant Grove, and Sugarhouse libraries; they were integral to my upbringing. However, one library stands out in particular - Grandma's...





Supplemental Essay: Other
146 Words
Just a little fun fact, my "what makes you happy" essay is actually an acrostic poem, so if you read the first letter of each phrase vertically it reads, "A poem to say Tufts makes me happy." I must've written dozens of drafts of all of my essays and supplemental essays because I wanted them to be absolutely perfect. However, the more I wrote and researched essays, the more I learned that it's best not to try to come off...



College Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
100 Words
I definitely wish I'd started researching college in general a lot earlier than I did! I really didn't even start thinking about it until junior year, which was a huge...





Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
75 Words
I didn't use a private college counselor, and instead researched on my own - a LOT. I'd recommend at least 40 hours of research...





Why I ultimately chose my school
93 Words
I chose Tufts because it really checked off every box on my list. It's near a thriving and exciting city, the culture is very accepting and collaborative, the...





How I chose schools to apply to
39 Words
Like I said, research is key!!!! I decided on some personal filters,...





How to increase chances at my school
65 Words
When I visited Tufts, the admissions officer told us that 70% of Tufts's applicants are academically qualified, so it really comes...





Recommended summer activities during high school and college
83 Words
I wish I had spent my summers in a more productive way during high school - it's important to have time to unwind, but I...





How to increase chances at my school (Tufts)
49 Words
In all honesty, I think essays are really key. Convey your personality! Tufts loves someone...





5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (Tufts)
56 Words
Most people I've met at Tufts have been interesting, driven, kind, liberal, and pensive. We're known for...





Most popular extracurricular activities at my college (Tufts)
20 Words
Tufts Mountain Club is really popular,...





My favorite course thus far, and why (Tufts)
60 Words
First semester I took a course called Anthropology of the Environment. It made me think about things I'd...