Though a good majority of Tufts students bring cars to campus, many agree that they don’t really need to. Boston has amazing public transportation, and the T is not only super-affordable, but it takes you almost anywhere you would ever have to go in the Boston area. The bus is even cheaper than the T, but it’s not nearly as reliable—driving is preferable to the bus route any day.
A car is good if you need to go somewhere that isn’t on the T, and if you live off campus, it becomes very convenient for grocery runs. Don’t worry about having to walk to and from the parking lots—Boston is a very pretty city, which makes walking that much more enjoyable, and Tufts’ hill will enable you to graduate with rock-solid calves. Tufts also offers airport transportation shuttles and other services designed to make things easier for students. The campus safety shuttle, dubbed the “Joey,” is a good way to get around, and you can even take it up the hill to class if you’re feeling extraordinarily lazy. Overall, students are generally satisfied with the quality of transportation in town, and it does allow them a lot of independence.