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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not nearly enough racial diversity. No diversity of political beliefs-- conservatives opinions not well tolerated. A LOT of religious and sexual orientation diversity.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: International students everywhere! We do have a problem with holding onto a strong black and hispanic population at our school but we are trying to solve that!

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: pretty diverse campus. you are bound to meet people from many countries, yet a large portion of campus are kids who live 10 minutes away from campus. The locals tend to go home on weekends and make campus seem a little bit like a commuter

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The acceptance and encouragement of diversity at Tufts is astounding. There is a huge community for LGBT members, a large number of international students, and people from different economic backgrounds. Politically, however, I have yet to meet a very conservative person. Most Tufts students are so socially liberal and accepting that political conversations revolve more around social issues and how to combat them than liberal/conservative battles. The biggest practicing religious group on campus is Hillel, with almost half of the Tufts student body identifying as Jewish. However, religious life rarely seems to have a presence on campus outside of holidays.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Tufts students come from all over the country, and all over the world. There's so much diversity in all aspects of our students, whether racial, economic, of in academic interest. This diversity is what makes our campus so vibrant.

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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.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 24%
20-21: 24%
22-24: 18%
25+: 33%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 10%
Native American: 0%
White: 72%
Unknown: 2%
Gay Pride
In past years, there were a few hate crimes each semester on campus, but those numbers have been dwindling in recent years. Except for a few isolated incidents every once in a while, the campus is very tolerant, and most students are very supportive of the gay community. This community is very active—celebrating everything from Coming Out Day to Month. There is also a special living unit called the Rainbow House, where coed rooming is allowed. Every year, Tufts sponsors the Safe Colleges Conference for student movements all over the country, complete with a drag show.
Political Activity
Tufts is a very politically-charged campus. Though most students would probably consider themselves centrist or leaning to the left, the front pages of the campus newspaper are often covered with loud, public battles between a sect of radical liberals and a sect of reactionary conservatives.
Economic Status
Tufts students come from all economic levels, but since Tufts’ endowment is somewhat miniscule for its tier, there are many students who are not receiving any financial aid. Thus, there is a huge population of very wealthy kids, many of them international students. There is also a huge population of students receiving financial aid. Students don’t really discuss their differing economic status; they focus more on academics, though, many students say that they are simply surprised by the amount of money some of their classmates can have.
Most Common Religions
There are a number of active religious communities on campus. Students are involved in a few different Christian organizations, and there is a large and active Jewish community. The Islamic community on campus is growing, and there are also a number of Eastern religions represented on campus (Hindi, Buddhist, and Bahai).
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are so many minority, cultural, and ethnic clubs on campus that they have their own Cultural Coordinating Committee (CCC) to coordinate activities. There is some debate in the student government whether these groups deserve special representation or not. The Carribean Club, a South Asian literary magazine, and the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) are very active on campus. The groups work in recruiting minority students to campus, mentoring programs in the community, and promotions of all different kinds of cultural activities on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 38 responses

  • 18% Progressive/very liberal
  • 50% Liberal
  • 16% Moderate
  • 11% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 3% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 57 responses

  • 28% Progressive/very liberal
  • 63% Liberal
  • 4% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 5% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 58 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 33 responses

  • 12% Republican
  • 48% Democratic
  • 27% Independent
  • 9% Other party not mentioned
  • 3% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 77% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 23% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 82% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 15% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 3% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 38 responses

  • 76% Very accepting.
  • 21% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.
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