Join Date: Dec 2011
Can I get into Tufts ED 1? Please help!!!!
Hey everyone! So I applied ED 1 to Tufts (actually I sent my app in early September....) and I was wondering whether or not I will (hopefully) be a competitive applicant come decision time. Opinions are awesome, I know my test scores aren't stellar, but here are my stats:
UW GPA: 3.76
W GPA: 4.30 (extremely competitive high school, 180 students, we don't rank)
Approximate class rank: top ~20% probably)
ACT: 31 superscored [Yes, Tufts superscores BOTH SAT and ACT] (34 English, 31 Reading, 29 Math, 29 Science). I know these scores fall within Tufts' 30-33 ACT range, but it's just above the 25th percentile. I don't know if this will hurt or whatever with the average being a 32)
Ethnicity: White, Jewish male
Potential Hook: I'm a pretty good musician, as you'll see in my resume.
Research Assistant, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering, Grade 12, 6 Hours/Week
High School Jazz Band Grades 9,10,11,12
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, Grade 12 (This is one of the most elite youth ensembles in the world. It's such an honor that I'm a part of this).
National Honor Society, Grades 10,11,12
Middle Eastern Political Awareness and Culture Club, Grades 9,10,11,124
High School Marching Band, Grades 9,10,11,1210
Principle trumpet, section leader
School Newspaper, Grades 9,10,11,124
High School Marching Band, Grades 9,10,11,12
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Grade 12
Northeast Ohio Honors Band Grades 10,11,12
High School Jazz Band Grades 9,10,11, Lead trumpet
High School Concert BandGrades 9,10,11,12, Lead trumpet
I also play baseball, for whatever it's worth.
My essays were interesting. I worked extremely hard on them and I think they all give great insight into my personality and life situation.
I still haven't been contacted about an interview (which really upsets me, btw).
Do you think I'm competitive? Or will they most likely just defer me to Regular Decision/deny me?