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Reviews 931 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on your landlord. Closer to campus means higher rent.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Tufts is not at all a party school, but the off-campus parties with friends are generally the best.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Davis Square provides good options and luckily Boston is close too.

3 College Junior

Administration: There are many protests at school. Dorm strictness depends on your RA.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I spent time filling out the applications for financial aid and only qualified for a loan, which I did not ask for or accept. The office was helpful though!

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The food is relatively healthy, but the options do get old after a while.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living in a dorm freshman year provided a great opportunity to meet other members of my class!

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think they are a very good option to have for those looking for a way to make a lot of friends in a short amount of time. I personally am not involved in Greek life, but many of my friends are, and I think it is great to have.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Our teams are not very well known, except for a special few. Sports don't really dominate the social scene, but they are always an option for those who are interested.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Because of the addition of the green line right next to campus as well as a crackdown on the number of people able to live in one house, houses around Tufts are becoming more highly-demanded and more expensive. The location is prime, but the houses themselves are not in great shape. A lot of upperclassmen get houses solely to get a non-dorm experience.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's definitely not as wild as other larger state schools, which is actually really nice. You don't have to worry too much when going to a Tufts party, but the smaller, more intimate ones are always better.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining is amazing. A ton of student-friendly, tasty restaurants are a short ten-minute walk from campus, so it is really easy to have a night out whenever you want.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I personally really appreciate the Tufts Administration. I think they do a good job of finding out what the majority of students want and need and try to fulfill their desires to the best of their abilities.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: reasonably priced restaurants nearby. reasonable walking distance

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: dont really go to parties...........................

3 College Freshman

Administration: i dont have much to say about campus police. i did not have much interaction with them

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process was very guided. helpful websites were provided

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food on campus is great. the only complaint i have is the lack of late night options.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus has been one of the best parts of my college experience so far. Being able to live with people who have similar interests as me and are as friendly as they are is a great way to interact and be involved in my school. The dorms also give a very welcoming feeling and made me feel very good about being away from home for theh first time. Living on campus has been an overall good experience and continues to make living at school better for me.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus used to be one of the things rising upperclassmen looked forward to because the idea of living in a house with friends is very appealing. The rents and quality of houses near Tufts has been rising and steadily mediocre, respectively. Many students find the process of "house-hunting" and signing leases to be time-consuming and frustrating. They have ideas of what kind of apartment/house they'd like and the rent range, but these might not line up with the availability of houses and the proposed rents of the landlords.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Many students enjoy spending time in Davis Square to eat at restaurants. Eating in dining halls is repetitive, especially for some students who crave food that the dining halls might not usually or ever serve. There are cultural, fast food, caf├ęs, ice cream, and regular American eating places that appreciate paying Tufts students; however, many do not offer student discounts.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Most underclassmen attend parties hosted by Greek Life organizations because this is a "freshman/sophomore" thing to do. At a fraternity, there can be anywhere between 50-100+ people gathered inside throughout a party. Once they become older, they most likely move off-campus or live in suites where they host their own parties and social get-togethers and invite people they know (which probably counts off to be less than the numbers at a fraternity party).

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid process was not very difficult for me because I was proactive in finding out about the school's policies and deadlines. I recommend that students review the requirements needed (e.g., tax documents) and deadlines because submitting these items on time can ensure that students' financial aid can be renewed or reviewed before the bills are sent out. If students are not sure about any part of the financial aid application process, they should contact their assigned financial aid counselor immediately.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: I enjoy the food offered in the dining halls! Dewick-MacPhie and Carmichael are the only dining halls and are located in different areas on campus. Dewick is more of a hangout for students who reside downhill whereas Carmichael is more for students who reside uphill. Nevertheless, they are both well respected by students who like different things about the two dining halls. Students enjoy the pizzas in Dewick and salads in Carmichael, for instance.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The housing lottery process can be frustrating and confusing. The housing policies are not particularly popular among students, notably the policy regarding for housing for third year students. Unlike freshmen and sophomores, juniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing. In the past several years, there has been a waiting list for rising juniors due to limited on-campus housing options. Eventually, all students leave the waiting list because they manage to make last-minute off-campus arrangements or receive an offer for a single room in random dorms.


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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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