Tufts University

847 reviews
  1. Medford, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Tufts University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
4 Colby St.
Medford, MA 02155
Website

Tufts University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
17%
SAT Range
1360-1520
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$26,103/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,574/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,716/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,578/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,260/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,217/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,127Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    26%
  • Interesting
    17%
  • Liberal
    17%
  • Quirky
    17%
  • Intelligent
    9%
  • Preppy
    9%
  • Driven
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • "quirky"
    24%
  • Awesome
    18%
  • Love it here. Can't wait for 3 more years.
    18%
  • Intellectually passionate
    15%
  • Liberalism 101
    15%
  • Always positively engaged
    6%
  • Always actively improving itself
    3%

After Tufts University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses

Reviews

847 reviews
  • Excellent
    142
  • Very Good
    313
  • Average
    310
  • Poor
    62
  • Terrible
    20
Most dorms are fairly old and quite frankly, disgusting. Luckily, I live in a newly renovated dorm, so it's pretty nice and clean. I would say that rooms tend to be average size, nothing special. As a sophomore, best options are Wren (where I live) or West (if lucky enough- it's super nice and big). For freshman, definitely Houston! It's super fun. Social atmosphere is meh at best. People are awkward and not used to such a social environment such as college and just can't deal. For me, it's definitely lackluster. Cost is $61,000 so yeah that says enough. Housing process is terribly because ResLife is so incompetent. Not saying that because I've had a bad experience (I actually haven't), but they are painfully slow and seem to mess everyone's housing up. The staff also don't know anything....I worked for them for a year so I can claim this.
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 20 2014
The student body, staff, and professors are exceptionally supportive. If you need any help with an assignment, research or in need of internship/job opportunity, The Fletcher School is largely supportive with countless resources readily available. Fletcher's network is is incredible: everyone knows somebody!

The environment is so fast paced that's easy to stay stimulated. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing, however. If you don't ground yourself in a schedule that works best for you, its easy to become overwhelmed.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 8 2014
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.
  • College Senior
  • Apr 25 2015