We are excited to announce our short answer prompts for the 2023-2024 application cycle.
These prompts are designed to provide undergraduate first-year and transfer applicants with opportunities to share with our Admissions Committee context about your lived experiences, the ideas and passions that excite you, and the ways in which you have shaped your communities. Alongside the personal statement essay, a few Tufts-specific questions available in the application, and the myriad components of each application, responses to these short answer prompts will contribute to our Admissions Committee’s understanding of each student’s achievements, aspirations, and potential contributions to the Tufts University community.
Here are the short answer prompts for undergraduate applicants during the 2023-2024 admissions cycle:
Applicants to the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering:
Please respond to one of the following three prompts in 200-250 words:
Applicants to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts:
Please respond to the following prompt in 200-250 words:
In addition, we will ask all applicants to complete this sentence in 100 words or less:
“I am applying to Tufts because…”
The Common Application and Coalition Application will be updated on August 1 with these prompts. Tufts also accepts the QuestBridge application. We consider each application equally and have no preference among them. We will review applications across two rounds of Early Decision, Regular Decision, and Transfer Admission for students seeking to begin study at Tufts in the Fall of 2024.
As you begin to plan for the upcoming application cycle, know that we are here to help! We encourage you to learn more about the Tufts admissions process by exploring the admissions website, reading Jumbo Magazine or our student blogs, and following us on Instagram.
We hope this early notice of our short answer prompts gives you some additional time to develop your application. We also hope that you are somewhere enjoying the sunshine on the first official day of summer.