Jumbopenguin
Jumbopenguin,
Tufts ‘19
B.S., Music Performance, , Cognitive Science, , International Relations
I am a freshman in the dual program at Tufts University and The New England Conservatory of Music. I love music, Latin, and sports. I am happy to answer any questions you have through this process.
Features Included
5
Essays
13
Schools
12
Scores
3
Advice
18
ECs
3
Sports

Background

Hometown East Dundee, Illinois
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Tufts University (Medford, MA)
  • New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Miami University - Oxford (Oxford, OH)
  • DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
  • Fordham University (New York, NY)
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
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Tufts University (Medford, MA)

Applied for a B.S. in Music Performance

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

School Specific Advice

More Essays

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I find my solace in Strawberry Fields, in a 17th century Spanish town, and standing among “strange fruit” in the South. Since I was a little girl I have found my solace in music. In this environment I can find happiness, security, and peace. Through the beautiful harmonies of the Beatles, the astounding bravado of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Billie Holliday’s melancholy commentary on the horrors of lynching, I am transported to worlds in which all may not...
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Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
15 Words
In my Tufts statement I described my love of performance and my disbelief in synonyms.
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
24 Words
In my essay for Vanderbilt I talked about my service with the Junior Classical League and how it connected to my love of Vanderbilt.
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Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
37 Words
At NEC I spoke about my love of the dual program and my plans for the future. I gave specific example as to how my degree from The New England Conservatory would help me achieve my goals.
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Additional Essay Details
956 Words
I began keeping a journal of possible essay topics during my sophomore year. Every time I had an idea I would jot it down in my notebook no matter how silly or inconsequential it seemed. I then would take some time every weekend to write about the topics I had jotted down that week. I chose the Common App essay that I believed I could write about in a unique/meaningful way and began crafting many essays. I wrote many...
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General Admissions Advice

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
126 Words
Your "Why us" essay should never be about things that you can google search. Try to visit campus or if you can't find a contact on campus to tell you some of the unique things about campus. This...
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List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
100 Words
I interviewed with Princeton, Yale, Tufts, Vanderbilt, Swarthmore, and Carnegie. My Princeton and Swarthmore interviews were phenomenal because I talked about things that I was sincerely interested in and knew...
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Reaching out to professors and coaches at schools I applied to
82 Words
I took lessons with many of the schools I auditioned at. This helped me meet the professors in a low stress environment and build...
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High School Performance

GPA
3.98
(no specification of weighting)
Rank
Top 25%
 
High School TypeOther Private
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
Explanation of Low Grades

Test Scores

Highest ACT
33
 
ACT Score Details
 
Other ACT Scores
ACT Prep
Highest SAT
2210
 
SAT Score Details
 
Converted SAT Score1520
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs
PSAT Scores
Other Standardized Tests

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details7 classes and scores

Sports

SportsSoccer (Recruited), Volleyball, Basketball

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Volunteer Coach, Tutoring/Mentoring, School Theater/Plays, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism, School Choir, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Prom Committee, Political Campaign, National Honor Society, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, Homecoming committee, Habitat for Humanity, Gay/Straight Alliance, Debate Club/Team, Community or summer theater/plays, Church, Big Brother/Big Sister
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

How Spent Summers
Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received
Application Additional Materials

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