Tufts University Summary

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Welcome to Tufts

Basic Statistics

Medford, MA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
21 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The Library roof (you'll understand when you get here)
  • Getting to know your professors
  • A cappella
  • Spring Fling

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Being referred to as "Jumbo" all the time
  • Walking uphill to class
  • Trying to make brown and blue match
  • Parking tickets

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Tufts Student Reviews

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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.

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

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.


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