1. Which aspects of Tufts' curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application?
In short: "Why Tufts?" (1000 characters or 100 words)

. There is a Quaker saying: ''Let your life speak.'' Describe the environment in which you
were raised--your family, home, neighborhood, or community--and how it influenced the
person you are today. (000 characters or 0 words)

. For the second short response, we asked you to consider the world around you. Now,
consider the world within. Taste in music, food, and clothing can make a statement while
politics, sports, religion, and ethnicity are often defining attributes. Are you a vegetarian? A
poet? Do you prefer YouTube or test tubes, Mac or PC? Are you the drummer in an all-girl
rock band? Do you tinker? Use the richness of your identity to frame your personal
outlook. (000 characters or 0 words)
I am an observer. There have been many instances where I would be watching a
television show or movie with my Iamily, and I would suddenly ask them 'Did you just
see that?¨ aIter noticing

Think outside the box iI you answer one oI the Iollowing questions. Take a risk and go
somewhere unexpected. Be serious iI the moment calls Ior it but Ieel comIortable being playIul iI
that suits you, too. We invite you to choose one oI these topics and prepare an essay oI 250 to 500
words. (And it really is optional!)

1. Science, math, and society are Iilled with postulates, laws, and theories like the Ninth
Commandment, PV÷nRT, Occam's Razor, and H.R. 3541. Warm air rises. Good (English)
grammar requires 'i' beIore 'e' except aIter 'c.' So pick a law, any law, and explain its signiIicance
to you.

2. Ecuadorian President RaIael Correa told The New York Times, "The only way oI not
generating conIlict is to do nothing, and I wasn't elected to do nothing." What issue quickens your
pulse and inspires you to join the Iray?

3. Celebrate your nerdy side.

4. The human narrative is replete with memorable characters like America's Paul Revere, ancient
Greece's Perseus, or the Fox Spirits oI East Asia. Imagine one oI humanity's storied Iigures is
alive and working in the world today. Why does Rapunzel work at Saks? Would Shiva be a
general or a diplomat? Is Quetzalcoatl trapped in a zoo? In short, connect your chosen Iigure to
the contemporary world and imagine the liIe he/she/it might lead.

5. Why did you do it?

6. Prepare a one-minute video that says something about you. Upload it to an easily accessible
website (like YouTube, but we recommend using a privacy setting) and give us the URL and
access code. What you do or say is totally up to you. (We are unable to watch videos that come in
any Iorm other than a URL link.)

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