Tufts accepts video applications Keeping in pace with your audience is a crucial aspect of resonating with them, and if you are not paying attention to social media you could be left in the dust. Just ask recent applicants to Tufts University, who had the option of submitting a YouTube video as a component of their application. Only about 1 in 15 applicants actually included a clip of themselves, but the fact that this was even an option shows just how mainstream amateur videography has become.