On matriculation day, students may see a lot of different looking faces, but they may never have actually interacted with them during the year. This is one of the most unfortunate situations at Tufts, and increasing the admissions numbers is only going to help so much. As happens at many schools, students at Tufts tend to hang out with others in their own ethnic/social groups, so there is a notable amount of self-segregation. These groups get along quite well, but by and large, don’t have much interaction.
Despite the social scene, however, Tufts does have students from every walk of life. Well over a quarter of the student body is composed of minorities, and cultural groups on campus are very active. These groups are many, and range from the Pan-African Alliance, the Asian American Club, the South Asian Club, the Association of Latin American Students, and the Caribbean Club. Tufts students hail from all over America, as well as the world. If you’re open to meeting new people and learning from them, there are plenty of opportunities for a diverse and unique experience at Tufts.