OFFICIAL Tufts University RD Decisions - Class of 2014

<p>Hmm, decisions have been out for a day now and nobody has done this? Don't mind if i do =)</p>

<p>(remove the spaces from the code)</p>


[ size=+2][ color=green]Decision: Accepted[/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=blue]Decision: Waitlisted[/color][/size]
[ size=+2][ color=red]Decision: Rejected[/color][/size]</p>

<p>[ b]Objective:**[ list]
[ *] SAT I (breakdown):
[ *] ACT:
[ *] SAT II:
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
[ *] Weighted GPA:
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
[ *] AP (place score in parentheses):
[ *] IB (place score in parentheses):
[ *] Senior Year Course Load:
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): [/list]</p>

<p>[ b]Subjective:**[ list]
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses):
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Volunteer/Community service:
[ *] Summer Activities:[/list]</p>

<p>[ b]Writing (Rate Quality on 1-10 Scale; 10 as Best):**[ list]
[ *] Essays (Include Subjects):[ list]
[ *] Common App Main:
[ *] EC Short Answer:
[ *] Other(s):[/list]
[ *] Teacher Recommendations:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Additional Rec:
[ *] Interview:
[ *] Art Supplement: [/list]</p>

<p>[ b]Other**[ list]
[ *] Date Submitted App:
[ *] State (if domestic applicant):
[ *] Country (if international applicant):
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ *] Income Bracket:
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/list]</p>

<p>[ b]Reflection**[ list]
[ *] Strengths:
[ *] Weaknesses:
[ *] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
[ *] What would you have done differently?: [/list]</p>

<p>[ b]General Comments:**



<p>Objective:[ list]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2120 (CR:740 M:690 WR: 690)
[</em>] ACT:
[<em>] SAT II: Math 2: 650 Spanish: 780
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):n/a
[<em>] Weighted GPA:n/a
[</em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):n/a
[<em>] AP (place score in parentheses):n/a
[</em>] IB (place score in parentheses):predicted 41/45
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load: n/a
[</em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/list] n/a
Subjective:[ list]
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): varsity football 2 years, chair of round square committee,chair of global concern, mun 4 times + representative of the school for the local MUN organization.
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: none
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service: 150 hours
[</em>] Summer Activities:[/list] none
Writing (Rate Quality on 1-10 Scale; 10 as Best):[ list]
[<em>] Essays (Include Subjects):[ul]
[li] Common App Main: 8/10[/li][</em>] EC Short Answer: 9/10
[<em>] Other(s):[/ul][li] Teacher Recommendations:[/li][</em>] Counselor Rec: excellent
[<em>] Additional Rec:excellent
[</em>] Interview: great
[<em>] Art Supplement:[/list]
Other[ list]
[</em>] Date Submitted App: december 31
[<em>] State (if domestic applicant):
[</em>] Country (if international applicant): Singapore
[<em>] School Type:Private
[</em>] Ethnicity: hispanic/white
[<em>] Gender: male
[</em>] Income Bracket:n/a
[<em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/list] speak 3 languages fluently
[</em>] Strengths:
[<em>] Weaknesses:
[</em>] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected:
[li] What would you have done differently?:[/ul][/li]General Comments:</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

<p>Objective:[ list]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): n/a
[</em>] ACT: 31
[<em>] SAT II: n/a
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.5
[<em>] Weighted GPA: 4.3
[</em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 50 / 475
[<em>] AP (place score in parentheses): n/a
[</em>] IB (place score in parentheses): IB diploma candidate
[*] Senior Year Course Load: IB</p>

<p>Dang this is a long form lol. I have no life. :D</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2200- 800 CR 710 Wr 690 M
[</em>] SAT II: 750 Lit 710 M1 580 Japanese
[<em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.86
[</em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1 out of 1 - I'm homeschooled :)
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, AP Stats, Honors Global Studies, Mandarin Chinese II, Japanese IV, Theology
[</em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): PSAT Commended Scholar[/ul]
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Community theater, ThinkQuest, & other stuff
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Self-employed freelance web designer & other stuff
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service: Started/organized a charity event for Chinese orphans, religious education teacher, & other stuff
[</em>] Summer Activities: High School Diplomats at Princeton[/ul]
[<em>] Essays (Include Subjects):[list]
[li] Common App Main: About how my two youngest siblings are adopted from China, my relationship with them as a big sister, how I feel about Chinese culture and the place it has in our lives[/li][</em>] EC Short Answer: About what it's like to do web design for people, how the key to being successful in my business is good communication
[<em>]Supp essay why Tufts: I was very specific about what got me initially interested in Tufts- that I saw on their website that they had special interest housing like the Japanese House. That showed me how international Tufts was, and when I researched more I just kept finding more that I loved about it. I also mentioned that I visited and loved the atmosphere.
[</em>]Supp essay let your life speak: about saying a family rosary with my large Roman Catholic family
[<em>]Supp essay personal identity: comparing how all my computer and technology stuff is so obsessively organized, but I'm not easily labelled and can't be "put into a folder" - instead, I can be "tagged" like a blog post :)
[</em>]Supp optional essay: Linked to a video I'd previously made for a protest movement (against discriminatory casting decisions in Hollywood), and explained context for the video[/ul]
[<em>] Teacher Recommendations: Amazing one written by my physics teacher
[</em>] Counselor Rec: I have no idea because my "counselor" is some random guy in California I've never met (yay homeschooling)
[<em>] Additional Rec: Another great rec by a homeschool teacher/mom I took a class with (not my mom)
[</em>] Interview: Had it in early March, it was pretty good[/list]
[<em>] Date Submitted App: I think 1 or 2 days before the deadline
[</em>] State: New Hampshire
[<em>] School Type: Homeschooled
[</em>] Ethnicity: White
[li] Gender: Female[/li][/ul]</p>

[<em>] Strengths: I really just think I fit with Tufts... really well... :) I'm right in their academic range, I share the same international mindset (or I like to think I do), and I really tried to show in my app how much I want to go to the school.
[</em>] What would you have done differently?: Retaken the SATs and taken more Subject Tests; I got so sick of them so I just didn't try Math 2. Not to mention my courseload over the years has not been ideal, I've kind of been making it up as I go (again, yay homeschooling) and I would have done a million things differently.[/ul]</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2130 = 690 M, 740 CR, 700 W, 10E
[</em>] ACT: 31C = 30 E, 31 M, 31 S, 32 R, 9E
[<em>] SAT II: 790 US Hist, 800 Spanish, 670 Math 2, 630 English Lit (oops)
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.5 Weighted (I calculated a 3.78 UW)
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 9/79
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 – AP US Hist, AP Spanish Lang 4 – AP English Lang, World Hist, Euro Hist
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis): NA
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: 5 APs + Yearbook + Independent Research (class)
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): National Hispanic Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction (various UIL, debate, latin, school awrds)
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Varsity Baseball, Speech and Debate (Secretary), Spanish National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Principal and Superintendent’s Committee, Model UN, Latin Club, UIL Academics
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: Assistant/Photographer to Wedding Photographer
[</em>] Volunteer/Community service: Elem. Tutoring, HS fish camp, UIL judging
[<em>] Summer Activities: above + UH Engineering camp (MESET), Changing the Face of Math and Science (Rice prof’s camp, did it twice), Yearbook Camp
[</em>] Essays: Mediocre
[<em>] Teacher Recommendation: Ok
[</em>] Counselor Rec: Excellent
[<em>] Additional Rec: Good
[</em>] Interview: Decent we talked for about 45min and it was during the Superbowl (good thing I'm not a fan of american football)
[<em>] Deferred SCEA?: NA
[</em>] Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
[<em>] Intended major?: Undeclared
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant): TX
[<em>] Country (if international applicant): USA
[</em>] School Type: Top 100 Public, Small
[<em>] Ethnicity: Hispanic: Mexican
[</em>] Gender: M
[<em>] Income Bracket: Approx 75k
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM
[<em>] Strengths: -
[</em>] Weaknesses: -
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: -
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected:
Accepted: University of Houston, Texas A&M, University of Texas @ Austin, Rice, Pomona, Amherst, Boston College, Tufts, Georgetown, Dartmouth
Rejected: Yale
[/ul]General Comments: Will not be attending (sorry). We’ll all end up at the right school for us. Currently deciding between Georgetown SFS, Dartmouth, and Amherst.</p>

<p>Decision: Waitlisted</p>

[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2280, 800 Math, 780 Reading, 700 Writing
[</em>] ACT: 36
[<em>] SAT II: 800 Math II, 750 French with Listening, 780 World History
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0 (It’s really more like a 95-96%)
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/620ish
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio (5), World History (5), Stat (5), Calc AB (5) Chem (5), US History (4), Calc BC (5), Enviro (5), Studio Art (4), Physics (4), Euro (skipped), English Lang (skipped), French Lang (5), Micro (skipped), Macro (skipped), Psych (5), English Lit (currently taking), French Lit (currently taking), Art History (currently taking, will definitely skip)
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load: AP English Lit, AP French Lit, Linear Algebra (college), AP Art History, Mole Bio (college), Chem (college).
[</em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Did well at Intel, never really got past AIME. Won essay contests, MVP awards for sports, published science research etc.</p>

[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Tennis - 2nd singles freshman year, and continued as 1st singles throughout high school. Named MVP, Captain, won state awards, etc. (I think I may have been recruited but I didn't want to pursue tennis in college at the D1 level). Class President all four years. Editor in Chief of award-winning school literary magazine for 2 years. Established school Hispanic club, president and founder.
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Interned at NYC science labs for four years and had work published professionally. Interned at the New Yorker for a month (I have a family friend :P)
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service:
[</em>] Summer Activities: Internships
[<em>] Essays: No Idea. I liked them! :P
[</em>] Teacher Recommendation: No idea, but they like me! :P
[li] Counselor Rec: No idea, but he likes me! :P</p>[/li]
<p>[li] Interview: It went well.</p>[/li]
[<em>] State (if domestic applicant): NY
[</em>] Country (if international applicant): US
[<em>] School Type: Public
[</em>] Ethnicity: Hispanic
[<em>] Gender: Female
[</em>] Income Bracket: 50k-100k
[li] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): URM. Legacy to Princeton and Tufts.</p>[/li]
[<em>] Strengths: Scores, extracurriculars, my personality, and my hooks.
[</em>] Weaknesses: Not exactly sure, but no one’s perfect.
[li] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UPenn, Columbia, Dartmouth, MIT, Barnard, Johns Hopkins BME. Waitlisted: Tufts [/li][/ul]</p>

<p>^I thought "Tufts Syndrome" was urban myth? No?</p>


-Chem: 740
-Math 2: 790
-US History: 760
* ACT: 33
* AP/IB taken/scores:
-Euro: 3
-Chem: 4
-English Lang: 5
-US History: 5
* GPA weighted: ~99
* GPA unweighted: NA
* Rank or % estimate: 1</p>

* Essays: loved my personal essay. hated my why georgetown. super awk. was freaking about this all week. guess it didn't matter!!!!!!!!!!
* Teacher Recs: no idea
* Counselor Rec: no idea
* Hook (if any): none at all</p>

* State or Country: NY
* School Type: small public
* Ethnicity: White
* Gender: female
* Legacy Yes/No: No
* Recruited Yes/No: No
* Important ECs: newspaper is my love (lots others too) </p>

<p>Totttallllllly cool with it! :)</p>

^I thought "Tufts Syndrome" was urban myth? No?


<p>Haha... I don't know. I was a little bit shocked, especially since my own father went there and they said they consider legacy in admissions. But OH WELL. I'm not going to keep my spot on the wait list!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

SAT I (breakdown): 2290 740CR 760M 790W 12E
SAT II: 770 USH, 770 Math II, 730 Lit
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.56
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 20-25%
AP (place score in parenthesis): 5s: USH (10th), MacroEcon(11th), Env. Sci(10th). 4s: Spanish Lang(11th), Eng. Lit (11th), AB Calc(11th), MicroEcon(11th), US Gov't (9th). Total APS: 8
IB (place score in parenthesis): crappy so far lol.<br>
Senior Year Course Load: IB Bio HL, IB Euro Hist. HL, Tok/EE II, AP Stat, IB English L, IB Philosophy
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Nat'l AP scholar before senior year</p>

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): LD Debate (Captain), Varsity football, Model UN, volunteer counselor at archaeology camp for 4 years, black belt in karate
Job/Work Experience: counselor, brief work for catering company
Volunteer/Community service: counselor, approx 250 hrs including that
Summer Activities: counselor, football training
Essays: kickass.<br>
Teacher Recommendation: good, i'm guessing
Counselor Rec: good
Additional Rec: Good
Interview: didn't get the chance :(
Deferred SCEA?: NA
Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
Intended major?: IR
State (if domestic applicant): MD
Country (if international applicant): USA
School Type: large public w.Magnet IB programme
Ethnicity: White
Gender: M
Income Bracket: fortunate
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Full IB debate captain football player</p>

Strengths: - very strong and targeted essays, very unique applicant, strong SAT
Weaknesses: - grades
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: - essays, demographic sweetspot
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: Uchicago, URochester, UMdCP
Rejected: Swarthmore, Georgetown SFS
General Comments: very interesting decision coming up!</p>

<p>Regarding so-called "Tufts Syndrome": I got in with 2390 SATs, a 4.0 (UW) GPA, 9 APs (with 5s on the four exams that I've already taken) and national recognition and awards. I know several highly impressive, high scoring students who got in (one of whom intends to chose Tufts over Harvard.) Tufts Syndrome is myth and/or history. I think Tufts' application, with its multiple essays, enables the adcom to distinguish among students and accept those who are interesting above and beyond their impressive scores and grades. The myth that highly qualified applicants are denied admission seems to live on only as comfort to those who were not accepted. It's an old myth that's overdue for retirement.</p>

<p>I agree with greenbee, a lot of the people who didn't gain admission at my school lacked what I find to be the "fit" Tufts is looking for.</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 710 CR, 640 Math, 710 WR
[</em>] ACT: N/A
[<em>] SAT II: 650 Math I, 650 Literature
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): around 3.4(my school doesn't calculate or report GPA)
[<em>] Weighted GPA: IDK
[</em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank
[<em>] AP (place score in parentheses):
[</em>] IB (place score in parentheses):
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load:
[</em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.):[/ul] National Achievement Finalist, National Merit Semi-Finalist
[<em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Soccer, Black Male Forum, Partners program, JV Basketball (didn't try out for varsity this year)
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Junior Counselor at a summer camp, Internship at a law firm
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service: Grade's community service project in the inner city
[</em>] Summer Activities:[/ul] Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation, Internship at law firm
Writing (Rate Quality on 1-10 Scale; 10 as Best):[ul]
[<em>] Essays (Include Subjects):[list] I think my Tufts essays were my best
[</em>] Common App Main: Good, I think. The essay gave the admissions a glimpse into my personality and background
[<em>] EC Short Answer:
[</em>] Other(s):[/ul][<em>] Teacher Recommendations: I bet they were great (I haven't read them)
[</em>] Counselor Rec: I bet it was great (I haven't read it)
[<em>] Additional Rec: N/A
[</em>] Interview:N/A
[<em>] Art Supplement:[/list]
[</em>] Date Submitted App: Around Dec. 25
[<em>] State (if domestic applicant): Maryland (Thanks Dan!)
[</em>] Country (if international applicant):
[<em>] School Type: Independent
[</em>] Ethnicity: African American
[<em>] Gender: Male
[</em>] Income Bracket: ~60,000
[<em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):[/ul] URm
[</em>] Strengths: Essays
[<em>] Weaknesses: GPA, SAT IIs
[</em>] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: I think I "fit" what Tufts was looking for
[li] What would you have done differently?:[/ul] Studied harder for the SAT IIs[/li]General Comments: I can't believe I got in. It's very likely that I'll be attending Tufts next year. Congrats to everyone who got in!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): CR 710, Math 790, W 700 (one sitting) 2200
[</em>] ACT: n/a
[<em>] SAT II: Lit 740, US Hist 730, Math II 710
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.77 (3.81 before midyear)
[<em>] Weighted GPA: n/a
[</em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): not ranked, but should be top tenth
[<em>] AP (place score in parentheses): US Hist 5, Chinese 5
[</em>] IB (place score in parentheses): 36-39 without extra points
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load: HL English, Economics, Theatre, SL Maths, Chemistry, French B
[</em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): n/a
[<em>]Extracurriculars (place leadership in parentheses): Model UN (club president), literary magazine (editor-in-chief), theatre (director and producer of a play), NHS
[</em>]Job/Work Experience: summer at a law firm for one month (intern. paid jobs illegal in china for under 18)
[<em>]Volunteer/Community service: first hand volunteer work after an earthquake in china, handicapped children's camp[/ul]
Writing (Rate Quality on 1-10 Scale; 10 as Best):[ul]
[</em>] Essays:8/9
[<em>] Teacher Recommendations:7
[</em>] Counselor Rec: didnt see
[<em>] Additional Rec: 6
[</em>] Interview: n/a
[<em>] Date Submitted App: deadline
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant):
[<em>] Country (if international applicant): canadian applying in china's pool
[</em>] School Type: private
[<em>] Ethnicity: asian
[</em>] Gender: male
[<em>] Income Bracket: high
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none[/ul]
[<em>] Strengths: Essays, ECs
[</em>] Weaknesses: GPA, the hard ethnicity and location factors
[li] Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: good essay responses. fits with tufts.[/ul][/li]General Comments: expensive choice...</p>

I generally agree with what you said about the hypothetical "Tufts Syndrome," but I have two questions:
First, are you a parent or the applicant? Your prior posts state both, which suggests to me that you are probably a parent and sometimes just post in the first person as if you were your son.
Second, did you/your son applied to Tufts EDII?
If you/he were accepted early decision, then your individual experience would have no relevance in rebutting the "Tufts Syndrome" theory, because it doesn't apply to ED students, where there's a guarantee that an acceptance will yield an actual student.</p>

<p>^ Perhaps they both share the username?</p>