Here in admissions, we believe in the power of stories. We're also big fans of brevity. After all, we spend much of the year reading your word-count-restricted responses to our favorite questions. So when Modern Love published its 13-Word Love Stories earlier this month, we were inspired. A lot can be said in a small space. To prove that to you, we asked some current students (and alums-turned-admissions-officers) to write their own 13-word love stories about Tufts.
A girl, a hill, some subway rides—all make room for unexpected joy.
Grace van Deelen '21
Electrical engineer, poet, and pre-vet walk into Dewick; they discuss British TV.
Ainsley Ball '21
Midnight conversations with five continents of friends around sangria and cheese. Still reminiscing.
Shanice Kok '16, Admissions Counselor
I was lost. Tufts gave me Professor David Proctor. The rest is history.
Kerry Crowley '18
Feels more like home than college... weird, smart kids, singing in the snow.
Chloe Malouf '20
My professor's note on that risky paper topic I proposed: "bright green light."
Abigail McFee '17, Admissions Counselor
Tufts: where computer engineers play the flute and music majors love to code.
Emma Sanders '20
Mannequins, pay phones, treasure chests: best Amazon order history courtesy of Tufts theatre.
Beky Stiles '12, Assistant Director of Admissions
Linked by positivity, a shared atmosphere of camaraderie; welcome to the Tufts way.
Elizabeth Sander '21
Foucalt, Mad Max, good coffee, and great hugs—Dewick with my pal Keifer.
Desmond Fonseca '20
Roses are red, Jumbos are blue, supporting peers in all they can do.
Julie Doten '18
Friday potluck turns from conversation to talent show. Missy can’t stop laughing, ever?
Alexander Most '14, Assistant Director of Admissions
Other schools have intellectuals, too. But how did we get all the nicest ones?
Jacob Shaw '21
Jacob (bottom right) with his pre-orientation group