First, you should talk about one or two aspects of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts that appeal to you. Art has the power to disrupt our preconceptions, shape public discourse, and imagine new ways of being in the world.
Whether you think of Ai Weiwei’s work reframing the refugee crisis, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s portraits of the Obamas reimagining portrait painting on a national scale, or Yayoi Kusama’s fanciful Infinity Mirrors rekindling our sense of wonder, it is clear that contemporary art is driven by ideas.
Its student body prides itself on active citizenship, public service, and working toward addressing social justice issues.
Tuft’s acceptance rate (14%) and small total undergraduate enrollment (about 5,300) make it a highly selective school and put it in the running against many Ivy League schools – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this guide on how to answer Tuft’s essay questions.
They are seeking a connection – to a unique character, voice, or student perspective.
In order to capitalize on this, these are some things you should make sure to do for all three responses: This is the quintessential “Why This College” essay – we have a guide for it here.
Previous classes have included those based on personal interests, current events, and more. In answering this prompt, you should narrow it down and pick one to focus on: personal interests, current events, community happenings, great books you’ve read, or hobbies. Since you don’t have much room, get right into it by answering the following questions: This is another version of the “Why Tufts” essay (Essay 1 in this guide).
When writing this essay, we strongly recommend you only discuss aspects about SMFA.
We’ve created this section so you can broaden your thought and perhaps think of new concepts and angles to your stories. Avoid trying to simply charm Tufts with a whimsical concept about your favorite things or activities (like a pet or traveling). Cooking, a video game, or a vacation spot – as long as it shines a light on you and what you can bring to the school, think about your deeper connections with these topics.
Universities do not like to see pretension in essays, but – make no mistake – they Connect the life and growth you’ve experienced because of your environment to the world or community at large. Remember, Tufts is definitely more interested in the internal journey than the external one (getting a big win, being the ace player, etc.) so make sure you think about how sports have changed you. It’s difficult to produce an ineffective topic when you ponder failure and the lessons you’ve learned from it.