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Tufts Asks Class Of 2018 Applicants: “What Does #YOLO Mean To You?”

Class of 2018 hopefuls can prove their social savvy to Tufts University thanks to the school’s unconventional application.

Specifically, Tufts has issued a writing prompt to prospective students that asks them to answer, “What does #YOLO mean to you?”

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The Business School Twitter Application Is No Longer

After two years, the University of Iowa business school’s headline-making “application tweet” contest has seen its last days.

Back in summer 2011, the Tippie School of Management announced a pilot program asking applicants to explain, via one tweet, why they would be a good Tipple candidate and future MBA hire.

The initiative was a success, and the school made it a formal part of the application process as of last year. Students could either write a second essay, or write a thought-provoking tweet. Those who chose the “twessay” were entered into a contest for a full-tuition Tippie scholarship.

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Social Media And College Admissions [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that one in three colleges say social media is more efficient than traditional media in reaching their target audience?

Admission officers in law schools, business schools and throughout the college network use social platforms to look up and evaluate students, with Facebook leading the way. More than nine out of ten agree that social media is worth the investment, and 12 percent have said that something they’ve found on a student’s social profile have negatively impacted a student’s admission chances.

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