College Admissions Info

Tufts University, ‘19
BA, International Studies

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Tufts University Class of 2019
From: Glen Rock , New Jersey
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 4 schools
Accepted At: Tufts, Babson, Northeastern, Drexel
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: No
Other Language(s) Spoken: Japanese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1550
Highest SAT: 2280
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Low one semester/year
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cross Country, Track & Field
Extracurricular Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), Asian Club / Asian Interactive Youth Association, National Honor Society
How Spent Summers:
Volunteer Experiences:

College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Embracing your heritage
665 Words
Euphoria. That was what struck me atop of the stage as I wiped my hands on the side of my happi, a traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat. I bowed deeply with my teammates, letting our hachimaki, stylized Japanese headbands, droop down towards the stage. As I raised my head up, for the first time during the whole performance, I noticed the one thousand set of eyes, the flashing spotlights, and the cheer of the audience. As a committed runner and a...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
76 Words
Out of all of the schools I visited, Tufts was the only one who had students (other than campus tour guides) who told me they loved the college community they lived in. Strong academics in a place where students genuinely love their everyday nerdy endeavors? There’s no reason I wouldn’t apply to Tufts. Oh, and I also couldn’t forget the hills. Runners, like me, generally love hills, so that was definitely a plus.

College Admissions Advice

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
1 Words

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
35 Words
The Tufts interview I had was extremely low-key. I discussed my...

How I chose schools to apply to
26 Words
I visited colleges in the Boston, Philadelphia, NYC,...