It’s been a whole two years since I first found out I would spend the next 4 years at Tufts completing my undergraduate education, and two years has taught me a lot. College is one large rollercoaster and I’m very very glad that I chose to ride that roller coaster at Tufts.
There are all the standard reasons Tufts is a great university and place to be. Yes there are really incredible professors, yes there are multiple resources to help you out and help your success, yes there are thousands of extra-curricular activities that you could spend your time outside of class throwing your passionate self into. But, I’m going to be real with you for just one minute- those are all great- but none of those are, in my honest opinion, the reason you should come here.
Come to Tufts for the people. Not the vibes, not the opportunities, not the means to the end - come for the actual experience. These last two years haven’t been easy - be it hardships I’ve faced at college, or trying emergencies from home- the last two years have forced me to grow up in ways I never saw myself doing. And, I couldn’t have done it without the people I have been fortunate to find here.
Kind, compassionate, caring and encouraging - and most importantly, students who give a damn about something other than just their own future. I step into campus everyday and feel in the air the difference that each student can make. I know I’m part of a community where people have the ability to see the bigger picture, and fight for what they believe in. I’m part of a community where everyday I’m challenged in a new way to be better, whether it’s someone I live with, perform with, have just met, or maybe even viewed from afar.
The people here show you the best the world can be, and the best you can be in that world, and in times like the ones we live in, we could use some of that hope and motivation. So, yes, while multiple genuinely wonderful aspects of being here do exist, come here for something deeper than all that. Come here to get a glimpse into the bigger picture- to find how much bigger the world is than just yourself- how much more to life there is, and come here to find the part of you that fits into that.