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Medford, MA
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$44,666
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Very Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I think my program is the pretty standard one, so I enjoy it and find it has fine requirements, offerings, etc. I don't really have anything to compare it to since just about everyone I know is in the same program, but I am happy with it.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently at an internship for the summer through Tufts and I have found it extremely rewarding. The process for getting my internship was somewhat rigorous (cover letter, resume, application, interview, phone interview, etc.) but it was completely worth it. The pay was really great (probably more so for me because I live in the city of my internship and therefor did not have to pay for housing or food). There is a strong support system for the internship including regular events with Alumni in New York City and access to a member of the Tisch college in the city to help us with any issues and to schedule dinners with all of the other interns in my program. The time commitment and responsibilities are very good for me, I am working full time which I expected and am fine with and I already knew my responsibilities when coming into the job and they are appropriate for me to complete.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining is another area where Tufts shines. I remember visiting other schools and thinking the dining was okay but Tufts wowed me. I'm sure as I spend more time here things will start to get a bit more stale for me, but I find the dining options are varied enough to keep me very happy. There are many things to choose from in the dining halls with tons of new things as well as staples that you can always count on. There are also other places to get food on campus like the Jumbo Express, the campus center, the Tower in Tisch Library, etc. And Moe's of course which is great, although there should be some sort of way he can take JumboCash or credit card.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I really like the student body at Tufts, there's a lot of variability between students. There are the "typical Tufts students" who are quirky but there are all types of people on campus. I feel like many of my friend groups are with different types of people and I like that. Not everyone is the same, although within certain pockets there are common trends. Students express themselves with their clothing which I like. One thing I'll say is that diversity is somewhat lacking.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I can't accurately rate the off-campus housing since I haven't had to look for off-campus housing yet since I am currently required to live on-campus. I do know that it is a very popular option junior year and senior year and that many of my friends lived and will live off campus. It's fairly easy to coordinate if you have a friend who is older and vacating their house, but otherwise you have to go through the motions of house hunting which isn't hard in the area since landlords are used to renting to students.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sometimes at night it can feel somewhat desolate and a little ominous, but I'm used to being out at night so it's not really a concern. I feel very safe most of the time, I would often leave my dorm room unlocked and not think much of it. I see campus police around so that is reassuring, and Tufts Emergency Medical Service is available if needed. There have however been various robberies that have happened in the surrounding area which students are alerted about.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really liked where I lived this past year, some of my best friends were in my dorm and I spent a lot of time there. My room was comfortable (not too big, not to small) and nice enough. What I really liked about my dorm was that there were individual bathrooms every few doors so there were no communal bathrooms you hear horror stories about when first entering college. Certainly there is variability between the dorms; some are newer and as a result nicer than others. There was also a good amount of camaraderie within the dorm; we had various dorm events, I was close with my RA, we even had our own Facebook group.

College Sophomore

Academics: I just finished my first year, and have not declared a major yet, so I cannot rate this section. I will say however that there is a lot of useful information about choosing a major available and information on what it means to be a Sociology major which is what I am considering.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a lot of great course offerings on many different subjects, and the experimental college is another unique bonus at Tufts. Professors are very knowledgeable and generally very approachable and engaging as well. The registration process is sometimes a hassle, but in the end has always worked out for me. The workload can be pretty heavy at times (especially around finals) but it's manageable and professors are good about posting syllabuses so you can do work ahead of time if you know you have a busy week coming up. Language classes are very small which really allows you to properly learn and practice a language. Overall I am pleased with the courses I've taken so far.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Coming from New York City it's hard to fairly judge the local atmosphere of Tufts, but for a school in a small city with access to a big city it really is a great balance. I wanted to experience campus living which is why I didn't go to a school in the middle of a city, but having Boston and all of the other colleges in the area accessible by the T is an added bonus. If I ever am homesick for city streets it's easy to get to Boston and take advantage of everything it has to offer, although truth be told I don't go very frequently because I'm always so busy with things to do on-campus and in Davis Square.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The school really does shine in this area in my opinion. There are many beautiful spaces to be as a student whatever you're doing. The gym is newly renovated and has many amenities, the library is expansive and has many different types of rooms for whatever kind of studying you wish to do, the dining halls are nice albeit sometimes a little too full. The campus is beautiful and convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I am always satisfied when I venture off-campus to eat, and frequently do since it's walking distance from my dorm. I have my favorites, but there are always new places to try and everybody has their favorite restaurant in Davis.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have found some classes more inspiring than others, but there are truly amazing professors and resources students have access to.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has been gaining a lot of traction in the media and is being recognized as the prestigious school that it is.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: i think the fact that all upperclassmen live off campus (as only 2 years housing are guaranteed) at such a small school really destroys the 'community' feel of the school. campus is pretty barren much of the winter and you may only see a couple people outside at any given time. the off campus housing spreads out students and ruins student unity

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: honestly there is not much going on. if you want to have fun this is not the place to be. parties are monotonous and rarely happen. one to two events a weekend and it tends to get shut down VERY VERY early (latest it will go is until 12)

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes were not as interesting as i had hoped and that is in large part due to the profs. there are not a ton of course offerings and it is not easy to sign up for classes as many seem to be filled quickly

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not really sure about the job prospects/alumni but internships are not easily accessible through tufts. i think that kids have to use familial connection rather than tufts

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: greek life is fairly invisible and not really given much attention. there may be 1 or 2 parties every weekend but that is it. many thursday and friday nights when nothing is happening

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: pretty diverse campus. you are bound to meet people from many countries, yet a large portion of campus are kids who live 10 minutes away from campus. The locals tend to go home on weekends and make campus seem a little bit like a commuter

2 College Sophomore

Academics: lots of variety for majors and workload is rigorous but doable. internships don't seem to be easy to get through the schools career center

2 College Sophomore

Academics: registration is random so you get what you get. professors are relatively accessible but many are brilliant minds that are not able to teach to a class of undergrads- this in turn makes for a miserable academic setting for students as we have to teach ourselves everything

1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People here are very academic, quirky, and socially reserved. Do not expect a very social campus (many weekends there is nothing happening) and do not expect very attractive people

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football team has not won a game in 3 years but there are definitely some good teams if you want to watch games. Athletes tend to be the majority of attendees at athletic events. School spirit is pretty minimal.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Part of the reason I chose to go to Tufts was its interdisciplinary approach to International Relations. I'm concentrating in global health, nutrition, and the environment and love the variety of classes I can take. Some people complain about the language requirement (the equivalent of 8 college semesters) but as a person trying to study 3 different languages, I can't say I'm upset. The intro core classes that are required are a drag and were uninteresting for someone angling away from the political side of IR, but the overall program is incredible.

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Chris Cote
Hometown
Ipswich, MA
Major
International Relations
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Most students who make the decision to attend Tufts are happy with their experience. Overall, Tufts has so many programs and activities, it’s impossible for one student to take advantage of everything the school has to offer in four short years, but since there are so many different types of students at Tufts all with different interests, there is definitely something for everyone. The biggest complaint coming from the students seems to be adjusting to the new lifestyle and environment, whether at the school itself or the Boston area in general.

The Tufts experience goes far beyond the classroom, and provides students easy access to the ideal academic and social surroundings. The combination of school opportunities and local culture give Tufts its own distinctive flavor that allows students to grow in ways they never could have imagined. Most of the negative experiences that Tufts students gripe about are also good growth experiences, such as dealing with the weather or actually having to get around without a car. Ultimately, graduates are proud of their education and their school. Students who graduate from Tufts enter the real world focused, confident, and prepared to face even the toughest challenges that the workplace can throw at them. The many successful Tufts alumni can attest to this.

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