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By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 09:19 pm: Edit

Okay, here's the *OFFICIAL* Tufts conversation. Post your stats, and say whether you're going ED or RD.

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 09:45 pm: Edit

I'm sure somebody besides me is applying to Tufts, so I'm going to

bump this up.

By Xtech (Xtech) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 10:03 pm: Edit


-730 Writing
-720 US History
-690 Math IC

I am either going to retake SAT I's in December to get my math up or retake Writing and Math IC

GPA: 3.5UW/3.8W
Very strong upward trend, Freshman year was nothing special but I kept improving every year even while taking harder courses.

Rank: Top 30%(done by deciles, if anything this is the killer for me) at a good public HS in NJ

Tough coursework: 6 AP's total and 9 Honors

-Young Politician's Club 11,12, President 12
-Computer Club 10,11,12 Vice President 12
-National Honor Society 12
-Tennis 9+10
-Mosque Volunteer Group 9+10+11+12 Lead Student Coordinator

By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 10:05 pm: Edit

RD if i dont get in early, SAT I 1500 (760 Verbal 740 Math)
Sat IIs
790 math IIc
760 writing
740 physics

GPA 3.65 unweighted, 4.4 weighted, hardest classes in school, we dont rank its estimated at about 25-30 out of 400 or so... definitely top 10%, really close to top 5 but not quite

captain of crew team, member all 4 years
captain of frisbee team, member all 4 years
junkload of music stuff... literally junkload, like 20-30 hrs a week
rock climbing, member all 4 years
computers, odd jobs repairing computers here + there, intern for the psych department website, lotsa other stuff

cool summer stuff, great recs, great essays.

it's one of my 'good match' schools.

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 10:15 pm: Edit

what do you mean by "RD if i don't get in early?" you mean if you don't get in early *somewhere else,* right?

Xtech, was that ED or RD?

By Voigtrob (Voigtrob) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 10:44 pm: Edit

heh, yup, somewhere else... did ED to princeton.

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 10:56 pm: Edit

nice...then you and I aren't going in the same applicant pool...

ED for me

SAT I: 1400 (690 V, 710 M)

IIc: 710>780
Writing: 710>800
Spanish: 770 (non-native speaker)

GPA: 3.5ish, ranked top 15%, strong upward trend

Youth Advisory Council (11-12)
Spanish Club (11-12)
Baseball (9-12)
Men's Chorus (11)
Scholars Bowl (12)

Summer 2003:
about 200-250 hrs. volunteer work in Costa Rica, for Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation, painting houses, working in daycare, helping distribute 10000 pairs of shoes to indigent Costa Ricans, setting up computer lab in elementary school, etc.

By Futureal (Futureal) on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 04:41 pm: Edit

im applying to ed round II if i dont get into columbia....

sat: 1480(740 split)
satII: 800writing/700mathIIC/600latin
GPA: 3.67UW... top 15%(3.95 so far this year)

President of Debate Team, Medals at State level debates
Secretary of Student Body
Kempo/KeyClub/computer repair technician
20hr/wk job
Extracurricular course in Ancient Greek
National Latin gold medals, regional medals in math+science

By Czar21 (Czar21) on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 04:44 pm: Edit

Applying RD...

Rank: 6/309 (Top 2%)
SAT I: 700V/760M = 1460
Chem - 680 (Ugh)
Math IIC - 730
Writing - 740
GPA: UW = 3.94 W = 4.24

Sports: Did baseball a couple years, I bowl a lot, Junior Bowlers Tour, tour New England most weekends for regional events, did do national tournament in Deleware last year, average 200, plan on getting my pro card sometime in the next 2-3 years... Also played basketball and football (recreationally of course)

Vice-President, National Honor Society
President, Chess Club (And no competetion for this position, howda like that?)
Italian Club
Key Club - 150-200 hours of community service

Awards: A fair chunk of math/science things, and a surprising number of art/short story/poetry awards... (for me, "the science guy", they are pretty amusing)

Also worked 12-15 hours a week for the last two years, lightened up this semester to 4-8 hours, will pick them back up in January...

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 11:04 pm: Edit


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