It seems like so long ago that I applied to Tufts, yet it has only been a little over a year since I applied. When applying to Tufts, I wrote a supplement that essentially asked me the question, Why Tufts? I recently came across my answer to this question, and I began to reflect on how my answer has changed and evolved since beginning my Tufts Journey.
THEN: When thinking about where I want to spend my next four years, I know I want to be in a place for the creators, the thinkers, and the doers of our society. Tufts is just that place. Tufts is a place where learning can take many shapes and forms and is centered around creating a holistic, unique person. Tufts courses provide niche and specific realms of study that I am certain would feed my passion for knowledge. “Dissent and Democracy: American Literature to 1900,” “U.S Imperialism in Asia,” and “Ancient and Medieval Theater” are among some of the amazing courses I would love to take if accepted. Tufts focuses on educating individuals and lifting them up, which results in students who are profound, strong, and capable. My hope is that if I am accepted to Tufts University, I too will become one of those incomparable Tufts students.
NOW: Tufts is more than just a university, it is a hub of creativity, a safe space for individuality, and a community of compassionate individuals. Tufts is a place where your dreams are within reach, and your imagination is fostered and grown through classes that engage and excite. Whether you love mechanical engineering or English literature, there is no doubt you will find others at Tufts who share in the things that spark joy within you. Most of all, I believe what sets Tufts apart is the immense passion of the student body. Every student at Tufts is passionate about something, and at Tufts, students are able to cultivate their passions so that when they leave, their passion is infused into everything they do.