How to Get Into Tufts

Recorded Tuesday, February 16 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream

School information

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Join Elias as he breaks down Tufts' admissions process, discussing what it takes to get in. He'll describe the kind of academics and extracurricular achievements, tests scores, and grades you'll need to maximize your chances of acceptance, and he'll give a detailed breakdown of Tufts' current student body.

We'll also have a Q&A segment at the end of the session, so come prepared with all your questions about Tufts!

School information

Tufts University

Medford, MA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
0:00@sidney:Good evening everyone!
0:00@anonymous:Hello !
0:00@anonymous:Hi everyone!
0:00@anonymous:Good Evening
0:07@sidney:I couldn't sleep today, too excited for this livestream lol
5:08@anonymous0101011:I was so excited for this live, I didn't sleep for the last week
6:53@anonymous0101011:are you in austria
10:11@Ruthvik1246:Did you get a haircut?
20:56@anonymous0101011:like the fade my guy
28:35@WhoGirl03:Does test-optional hurt your chances of admission?
34:17@anonymous0101011:How do y'all get the weights for each component of the application
37:13@anonymous0101011:Why do all top schools have similar slides
42:19@anonymous0101011:if there are so many applicants, how do AOs get the time to review the apps
46:46@sidney:Should I try to be more storyteller even though with a 100 word limit?
47:15@anonymous0101011:how can i get easy karma
53:48@anonymous0101011:why is ED acceptance rate so high
59:43@anonymous0101011:how can AOs see priviledge
61:23@sidney:Are there many people interested in business/Wall street at Tufts?
61:41@sidney:What is the 'Tufts spirit'? What are they really looking for in an applicant?
62:25@anonymous0101011:shane, why don't you do livestreams?
63:07@anonymous0101011:are there a lot of primary readers
64:10@anonymous0101011:who is vinay
64:18@anonymous0101011:How Do I Get Into Tufts
65:47@sidney:Would you say that tufts focus a lot on having a very collaborative environment among their students?
67:56@sidney:Why did you choose Tufts over Columbia?
68:49@sidney:Do students go out a lot?
70:11@anonymous:Is there a particular social “vibe”?
70:15@sidney:What is it like to be a student in Boston?
71:17@Marwan10:what is the most thing that makes me special for Tufts admission office?
71:38@sidney:Is Tufts rigorous academically?
73:19@sidney:How are the students like at Tufts? Are they collaborative or competitive?
73:31@sidney:Would you say that I should try to highlight my collaborative skills through my essays to demonstrate my fit with Tufts?
74:06@anonymous:Is there a marching band or pep band?
74:48@anonymous:What is the athletic culture like at Tufts?
76:09@sidney:Have you ever met a brazilian at Tufts? lol
76:41@sidney:What are the most popular majors at Tufts?
76:50@sidney:What Tufts wanna see in the essays?
76:59@sidney:What would you say is a perfect fit for Tufts in terms of social scene?
77:13@sidney:Have you ever met a brazilian at Harvard?
78:17@sidney:The BEST thing about Tufts?
80:30@sidney:I am an international student, is Michigan very cold? lol
82:21@sidney:Is it hard to get into clubs?
82:33@sidney:What did you write about in your essays for Tufts?
82:57@LR45:Essay was good it just didn't sound like a 17 year old wrote it!
83:05@sidney:The most notable difference between Harvard and Tufts?
85:03@sidney:Is Michigan cold? I am an international student from Ibiza :0
85:55@WhoGirl03:what did you not like?
87:16@LR45:How does Tufts compare to BU in terms of academci experience and campus culture?
88:22@sidney:Is the food good at Tufts?
89:56@WhoGirl03:Thank you!
90:11@sidney:Thank you so much Eliasssss


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