24 Medford, Somerville students receive Class of 2022 acceptances

This year, Tufts accepted 13 Somerville students and 11 Medford students into the Class of 2022, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management Karen Richardson. Tufts works with schools in Medford and Somerville to support and attract high-achieving students. “We work very closely with schools in our host communities to ensure that students […]

Tufts admits Class of 2022 from record-high applicant pool

On March 30, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offered spots in the Class of 2022 to 3,140 applicants, according to a TuftsNow article. The admissions office received 21,502 applications, marking a record-high number of applicants and a two percent increase from last year. The acceptance rate dropped from 14.8 percent last year to 14.6 percent, keeping in range […]

Tufts tells applicants to feel free to protest Parkland shooting

Since the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., high school spurred protests from high school students nationwide, Tufts has joined other colleges and universities in quelling applicants’ fears that protesting firearm policies might be met with repercussions from admissions departments. In a Feb. 23 blog post on the Tufts Admissions website, Karen Richardson, dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management, […]

The early bird applicant: Trends in early admissions at Tufts

Early Decision (ED) is a binding method of admission by which students apply early to a single school — usually their first choice — and pledge to attend if accepted. In an email to the Daily, Karen Richardson, dean of undergraduate admissions and enrollment management, stated that she expects at least half of the Class of […]

Editorial: The dangers of promoting selectivity

We’ve all seen the memes: a photo of ivy peeling off of a building captioned, “When you’re convinced you’ll get into Brown but then have to settle for Tufts,” the “Tufts Class of Brown ED1 Rejects” Instagram bio and the complex math equation with a quote underneath, “Damn it Jim, I’m Quirky, not an Ivy […]

RCD hosts workshop on colonialism and indigenous studies

Approximately 50 students and faculty gathered with scholars and indigenous nation members to discuss native art, colonialism and indigeneity as part of the third annual workshop held by the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora (RCD) last Friday in Sophia Gordon Hall. The event, titled “Native American and Indigenous Studies, Colonialism and the University,” was RCD’s primary project […]

Tufts to acccept Coalition Application starting with Class of 2021

Starting with the upcoming admissions cycle for the Class of 2021, Tufts will be accepting the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success application, in addition to the QuestBridge application and traditional Common Application. Susan Ardizzoni, director of undergraduate admissions, explained how the impetus for the new application platform came about when the Common Application was facing a lot of technical […]

Karen Richardson appointed new dean of admissions

Karen Richardson, formerly the associate director of graduate admissions, replaced Lee Coffin as the dean of undergraduate admissions in July. Richardson was selected in June after a national search by a committee comprised of a range of faculty members, Tufts administrators and student representatives, according to Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser, who co-chaired the search committee […]

Lee Coffin to leave Tufts after 13 years as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin will leave his position of 13 years to become the new Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Dartmouth College on July 1. His successor will be chosen before Coffin officially leaves Tufts. Coffin’s transition was announced in a Feb. 4 statement to the Tufts community, written […]

As social media expands, Tufts admissions avoids examining applicants’ profiles

As social media becomes an essential part of modern life, college admissions offices have started to use it in the college application process. While prospective students’ Twitter and Instagram accounts are not being examined by Tufts admissions officers, the admissions office is actively using social media to engage applicants. According to Lee Coffin, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Tufts’ admissions officers are required to refrain from […]