Tufts University application deadlines and supplementary essay prompts

Early Decision - 11/01/2014
Regular Decision - 01/01/2015
Early Decision II - 01/01/2015

Which aspects of Tufts’ curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: “Why Tufts?” (Required length is 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. (Required length is 200-250 words)

1. Now we’d like to know a little bit more about you. Please respond to one of the following six questions (Required length is 200-250 words): 

A.  From Michelangelo to Mother Theresa, from Jackie Robinson to Elizabeth Bennett, the human narrative is populated by a cast of fascinating characters, real and imagined.  Share your favorite and explain why that person or character inspires you.

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.  In English, “I” comes before “E” except after “C.”  Warm air rises.  Pick one and explain its significance to you.

D. Celebrate your nerdy side. 

E. Nelson Mandela believed that “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Describe a way in which you have made or hope to make a difference.

F. Whether you are goal tending or cheering from the stands, celebrate the role of sports in your life.