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Tufts Tails

Tufts TailsWhen students apply for undergraduate admission, they are asked to write not only the essay for the Common Application, but also three short supplemental essays ranging in topic from “Why Tufts?” to “What Makes You Happy?”

A Tumblr entitled Tufts Tails is a space for Tufts 2017 Jumbos to upload pieces of their essays to share with other interested classmates and prospective students.  From rainbows and parakeets to photography and Disney, you’ll see just what these newest Jumbos have to say about their lives, Tufts, and their nerdy sides.

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Why Tufts Dental?

Meghann Dombroski, D10, has quite a few reasons why she chose Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. But she may say it best when she notes, “The feeling I got when I interviewed here, I instantly felt at home.”

Each year, about 180 students join Tufts Dental School from all over the country. Located in Boston, the school offers a wide variety of programs including endodontics, periodontology, general dentistry and public health and community service.

In the video below, Meghann talks in detail about why and how she chose Tufts:

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Admissions on Reddit: Ask Me Anything

The application deadline for undergraduate admissions was Friday, January 3. On New Year’s Day, Dan in Admissions took to Reddit to challenge Redditers to ask him anything about the college admissions process.

The nearly 400 comments on the post ranged from questions about legacy students and financial aid to inquiries about horse-sized ducks and Dan’s t-shirt. Check out the AMA for Dan’s inside look at college admissions.

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Celebrate Your Nerdy Side

This fall, prospective Tufts students were asked to “celebrate their nerdy side” on the Tufts admissions application. What happens when current Jumbos are asked to do the same? In this video, Tufts Admissions introduces us to students who revel in their nerdiness, whether they’re rocking out to the guitar, practicing their mime skills in the dorm hallways, or playing a heated game of Catchphrase with friends.

Tufts is a place where students are encouraged to discover their passions, however quirky, and share their talents with others. Watch the video below:

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A Community of Minds

A very unique aspect of the Tufts community centers on everyone’s ability to learn from one another. Though in some institutions of higher education the learning is most often top-down – transferred from a professor to a student – at Tufts, it’s sometimes a circle. Interactions in the classroom can sometimes be as thought-provoking and intellectually compelling for professors as they are for students.

In one of Tufts Admissionss videos about the eccentricities of life on the hill, John Lurz describes this special occurrence from his own experiences as an assistant English professor reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Check out this video:

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Admissions on Instagram

Tufts Admissions is the newest Tufts group to join Instagram. With Admissions joining Tufts University and Tufts Alumni, there will never be a shortage of Tufts photos to peruse!

Even if you don’t have a smartphone, you can still see Instagram photos on the web using Statigram. If you’re taking photos of campus or life at Tufts, don’t forget to tag your photos #Tufts!

2007 Tufts Alumni have struck the cannon!

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Roommate Love

In Tufts Admissions’ new video, undergrads discuss life in the dorms and talk about the friends they’ve met through the communal living experience at Tufts. “Roommate Love” doesn’t have to be just between roommates – the video highlights students with singles, who talk about how they’ve managed to still connect with the dorm community and the benefits of having a private space. Also demonstrated by the video is the fact that you don’t have to have similar interests, sleeping patterns, or friend groups to become great friends with your roommate. Overall, being in a dorm allows you to make long-lasting friendships and helps ease the transition into college life.

“Roommate love” is part of an Admissions series on Tufts residential life. You can head to their YouTube page to see “The Community” and “Dorm Myths Debunked” for more students’ perspectives on Tufts housing.

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Why We Love Tufts

At the end of March, Tufts Admissions sent out their ultimate decisions to the applicants for the class of 2016, accepting approximately 21% of applicants – its most selective  year yet. That translates to nearly 3500 students – all of whom have probably received numerous offers and are weighing this life changing decision. Therefore, in an effort to communicate to these newly accepted students why Tufts is the place to be, the admissions office has created a series of videos featuring real Jumbos discussing the reasons why they chose and love attending Tufts.

What kind of reasons did they come up with? Everything from little reasons like Hodgdon burritos and the Rez coffee shop to larger reasons like a diverse student body and tight knit community. You can check out one of the recent videos below, as well as watch the rest of them on the Tufts Admissions YouTube channel. One thing we can say for sure – you don’t have to be a potential 2016er to enjoy them! Sometimes, it’s just nice to hear a few reminders for why you chose Tufts back in the day.

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“Why is Tufts so awesome?”

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