Past Essays That Mattered
From the Readers
Students always ask about the essays. We get it: between topic selection, length, style, and message, there is a lot to think about. To make matters worse, you're probably also wondering what we'll think. We realize that the essay process is not an easy process (unless you drop one "s" and swap the other...bad joke?). So it's our pleasure to share with you some essays penned by recent applicants to Tufts—essays that stuck with us, essays that mattered.
What we love about these pieces is that they capture the distinct voices of the applicants. Some were conversational, some sarcastic, some compellingly serious—but they all forged a powerful human connection with us: the readers. They helped to set these students apart in our applicant pool because we could picture them as human beings and community members. They made us pause to laugh, think, or shout to the nearest fellow reader, "This kid is incredible." We hope that these essays will inspire you to find your unique voice as you craft your stories in the months to come and even—dare we say it?— to have some fun.