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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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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

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Personality wise, this group of guys and girls is the most interesting, passionate, accepting, fun to be around group that I've ever encountered. Looks wise, it varies but I will say that body size is relatively homogenous- very few people are overweight. Don't be tempted to categorize the school's students by the occasional preppy outfits you see on campus- the most important thing about this school is that there are people with every habit of dress, interest, and preference of social life.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 9th
    Smartest Guys
  • 36th
    Smartest Girls
  • 68th
    Friendliest Guys
  • 68th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 216th
    Friendliest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chris Cote
Hometown
Ipswich, MA
Major
International Relations
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You can generalize Tufts guys and girls and still be fairly accurate. They aren’t the best looking—usually a bit on the dorky side—and probably weren’t super-popular in high school, but they still really enjoy partying and socializing. Although Tufts is not a huge school, there are enough students and a relatively even mix of guys and girls that you’re sure to find attractive coeds. Many students agree that the athletes are particularly hot, especially the soccer and lacrosse players.

As far as the dating scene goes, freshmen are generally single; then about halfway through sophomore year, people begin pairing off. If you’re still a loner by senior year, you’ll probably find yourself surrounded by couples. Once everyone is attached, it seems like the dating scene is nonexistent and that all the good ones are taken. Never fear—Boston has thousands upon thousands of college students passing through every year, so there is always hope and plenty of opportunities to meet new people.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
51%
Male Undergrads
49%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
From Health Services
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Frat parties
  2. Dance extracurriculars (i.e., Tufts Dance Collective, Spirit of Color)
  3. Drama classes
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The Tisch Library roof
  2. Behind a frat house
  3. Your freshman dorm room
  4. The Memorial steps
  5. Common rooms
Social Scene
While other prestigious schools nearby might be buried in their books, Tufts students, while still studious, won't hesitate to leave their books behind and all of a sudden turn into "people people." There are parties going on every weekend, in every corner of campus (or off-campus for that matter), and often, students will take their parties into Boston or Davis Square. There is a certain amount of camaraderie among all students in the Boston area, and they are pretty willing to have any Tufts student come to parties. Though cliques may develop around certain extracurricular activities, no group is exclusive, and they are always looking for new people to tag along. Since first-year students are all on the same meal plan and don't have much homework yet, they tend to spend a lot of time hanging out in dining halls and common rooms. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors pretty much have their friends from their year, and parties become more exciting and common with the passing of each year.
Hookups or Relationships?
Freshman year is dominated by "freshman lust," and freshman relations mainly consist of hookups, except for those few couples who meet the first week of school and stay together until finals week of senior year when they finally realize that they aren't right for each other. Halfway through sophomore year, people begin to pair off and generally stay paired off through junior and senior year. A lot of students complain that by their third year, all the guys or girls worth being with at Tufts are taken. Fortunately for those still unattached, Boston is ripe with students from 55 other colleges.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
In the dorms, at frat parties, off-campus parties, and in the Wilderness Group
Dress Code
Tufts students either have their own really unique style, or that standard New England college fare-collared shirts and jeans for the guys; tank tops, jeans, black pants, and tall black shoes for the girls.
Did You Know?
The University has an official policy that says "students may not engage in sexual activity while their roommate is present in the room."

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 30 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 30 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 31 responses

  • 29% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 21% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 9% None
  • 7% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 6% Long-distance relationship
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 33% Quirky
  • 22% Preppy
  • 22% Passionate
  • 11% "Not the smartest, but averagely athletic"
  • 11% Interesting

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 9% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 0% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 56% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 34% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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