Students are required to answer three questions.
Source: Tips and prompts mentioned on the Tufts website.
Think outside the box as you answer the following questions. Take a risk and go somewhere unexpected. Be serious if the moment calls for it but feel comfortable being playful if that suits you, too. The suggested length for question 3 is 200-250 words.
. Which aspects of Tufts’ curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: “Why Tufts?” (50–100 words)
. There is a Quaker saying: “Let your life speak.” Describe the environment in which you were raised – your family, home, neighborhood or community – and how it influenced the person you are today. (200–250 words)
. Now we’d like to know a little bit more about you. Please respond to one of the following:
A) Doctor Seuss once said, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter, don't mind." We don’t mind. Who are you? Respond in the medium of your choice: prose, video, blog, digital portfolio, slam poetry... For media other than writing, please share a link (video can be submitted via YouTube but we recommend using a privacy setting) that is easily accessible.
B) What makes you happy?
C) Sports, science and society are filled with rules, theories and laws like the Ninth Commandment, PV=nRT, Occam’s Razor, and The Law of Diminishing Returns. Three strikes and you’re out. “I” before “E” except after “C.” Warm air rises. Pick one and explain its significance to you.
D) Celebrate your nerdy side.
E) If your classmates were to honor you with a “senior superlative” in the yearbook, what would it be and why?