BEST Scholar Testimonials
"I chose BEST at Tufts because I enjoy the collaborative environment
here where people can share their passions with each other."
"The summer gave me insight into what a college class was like. I am
extremely grateful that I was able to be a part of this amazing
"BEST was one of the best decisions I have made. I have created a
family while being within this program."
"The friendships I made here are ones that I know will not soon fade
away. I can honestly call my fellow BESTies my best friends here at
Tufts and I am confident they can do the same for me."
"I was able to get to know the campus before any of the other first
years could, and I successfully completed two rigorous courses,
reassuring myself that I could do well at an institution like
"The summer was unique in that it forced me to adjust to a new
environment with new people and new expectations, and valuable in
that it continuously supplied me with tools and resources to make
this adjustment easier."
"I am more confident knowing I am in a solid support system where we
can depend on each other like family."
"The BEST experience was very eye opening. It taught me that in
order to succeed I have to ask for help, which is something I was
not used to."
"This program is a form of early access, not only to the school, but
to the way of becoming a member of the Tufts community."
"It is nice having a group of people on campus that I am familiar
with and it is great having all of the older BEST scholars around to
talk to and learn from."
"I am very proud to be a BEST scholar because BEST provided me with
a support group that feels like family. I was presented with a
tremendous amount of resources and connections that would have taken
me years to develop on my own."
"When I read about the BEST program in my admission letter, I felt
like the university was reaching out to me more than any other
school had done."
"The BEST summer made me realize how different college is from high
school. I was able to get an upper hand that most incoming college
first years don't have."