College Admissions Info

Tufts University, ‘21
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Profile Overview

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

Student Background

Hi! Just here to hopefully help out anyone stressed about college apps.
From: Las Vegas , Nevada
Gender: Female
First Gen College Student: Yes
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Accepted At: SC
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:

Test Scores

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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 25%
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), National Honor Society
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College Application Essays

My life changed the day I went to a doctor’s appointment. There were the same familiar measurements, polite questions, and pens scratching against clipboards; rinse and repeat. But instead of a lollipop for my cooperation, I received a book; any book of my choosing from the towers of books in the cabinet of the Tufts hospital. Of course, I had gravitated towards the book with the most familiar cover: Harry Potter.   At this point, I was nine and I...

Supplemental Essay for Tufts: “Why us” school essay
97 Words
An MC hosting the Super Show at Voices changed my hoping for an acceptance letter to imagining a future life at Tufts. She reminded me of myself: Asian, a science major, but most importantly, she looked deeply uncomfortable on stage hosting for the first time. I wondered if she felt as scared as I would be. Yet, even when some of her jokes fell flat, everyone in the audience good-heartedly cheered anyway. I realized that she wasn’t afraid at...

Supplemental Essay for Tufts: Unique question posed by school
254 Words
Tufts: Let your life speak: I have a running tradition of handing out Tearable Puns during finals week: sheet of paper with puns that I tear and give out. It’s usually followed by a deadpan look, my expectant face (because, come on, that was good), and some comment about how I’ve successfully shortened their life by three years. Puns have a certain place in my family. My stepfather loves Dad Jokes of all kinds, and the rest of...

Supplemental Essay for Tufts: Unique question posed by school
262 Words
Tufts: It’s cool to be smart. Tell us about the subjects or ideas that excite your intellectual curiosity: The most complex and beautiful process in life is our ability to perceive and process stimulus. There are billions upon billions of neurons in the human body—interconnected and committed to send signals to and from every other part of the body. Their elegance derives from a series of chemical reactions: receiving a stimulus, opening its guarded channels, flooding the cell...

College Admissions Advice

What set me apart from other applicants
150 Words
I believe that what set me apart was my fit to my particular school. Tufts values the same things that I did, and I did my best to show them why I was right for them. I had three focuses that I wanted to convey...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
121 Words
Please do not pay thousands of dollars to take college classes at a prestigious university during the summer. These summer programs often are not taught by the same teachers and will not increase your chances at...

What I’d change about my application process
128 Words
If you're applying for financial aid, please get your parents and get their financial documents before you start and block out a large chunk of time for filling out financial aid. (about 1.5 hours a day for a week...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
78 Words
I did not use a private admissions counselor, instead I researched and made spreadsheets about colleges. I highly recommend getting really organized when...

How to increase chances at my school (Tufts)
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If you are from an underrepresented state (aka anywhere outside of the northeast), if you're a minority, first gen, or a underrepresented group in any way, please consider going to Tufts Voices. It's a fly-in program you...

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!) (Tufts)
9 Words
Passionate, un-ironic (enthusiasm...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school (Tufts)
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When writing a "Why Us" essay, it's important to understand what the admissions officers are looking for: Why are you a good fit for Tufts? So make sure to base your essay off of something that shows both what you like in this school but more importantly why you'd fit well into that aspect of the school. I believe that it should be something unique about the school and in tune with the culture, or "vibe" of the school-- whether it may be the...