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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 family."

"BEST was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I found a family while participating in 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 Tufts."

"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."