I applied to Tufts ED earlier this school year, because I knew it was the school I wanted to spend my next 4 (5 in my case since I’m doing the dual degree program with SMFA) years. How did I know?
It was pretty easy. Although I had the idea that I wouldn’t be mad with any of the schools on my list of 5 on the Common Ap, I chose Tufts to ED to for these many reasons.
1. The campus and its vibe.
When I visited my first time, it was a beautiful day and my tour guide was hilarious. She was weird but in a great way, which made me feel very welcomed. I went on many college tours and my experience at Tufts was definitely the best, because the student tour guides are so genuine and real, and they’re happy to be showing you around their school. This showed me that people really do love the school and feel completely comfortable on that campus to be as weird as they want to be.
2. The food!
So important. When I was later invited to an Arts Open House at Tufts, my dad and I took the 3 hour road trip to the campus and spent the day there. During this time, we were given a free meal at the dining hall. The food is great. Trust me. I had been invited to an overnight stay at a very highly food ranked school, (I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk down about other schools) and their food wasn’t that great. Tufts had so many yummy options and for a pescetarian, they had really tasty ones!
3. The glimpse at the professors.
During this open house, we were given the option to sit in at a mock class with Tufts’ professors. The professor from the SMFA campus was incredibly friendly and pushed everyone to step out of their comfort zone. It was an enlightening experience and left me wanting more.
4. The Mascot!! (I mean how could you not love an elephant mascot)
This makes me sound really lame. Just to put it out there, I did not choose Tufts solely because of Jumbo -there’s a reason why I’m making this list- but how can you not be swayed by an elephant. Also, the light blue color of the school. C’mon it’s too good.
5. The people.
While I was leaving the campus and heading back to the car, a student smiled and introduced herself. She said she could see that I was a prospective student because of my name tag. Then, she proceeded to tell me how much she loves the school and how if I had any questions I could ask her. That kind gesture of a student who isn’t even a tour guide or works with admissions really stuck with me; it showed me that this school is actually full of genuine nice people who love their school.
6. My heart <3
Yes, that was terribly gross to read and I apologize… but it’s a fact. As I have told you through these points about my experiences visiting Tufts, none of them have been bad. On the contrary, they have been amazing and have made me want to visit the school more and more. I think it’s important to visit Tufts if you haven’t already. You will understand what I’m talking about once you do. For those who don’t have that option, trust me when I say it’s a great place and I’m incredibly excited to be a student next year.