Tufts is a highly rated private university located in Somerville, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,483 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Tufts acceptance rate is 15%. Popular majors include Economics, Biology, and International Relations. Graduating 93% of students, Tufts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $51,200.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.84 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
Tufts University Reviews
As a freshman at Tufts, I am constantly blown alway by endless opportunities available to undergraduate students at various academic departments, student-run organizations, and Tisch College of Civic Engagement. Students are here to learn from a wide range of perspectives and always listen carefully to one another to reexamine their thoughts. Even in today's political divisiveness, I find Tufts students relatively open-minded and tolerant to perspectives and thoughts that might be contrary to their own. Furthermore, as a student who plans on majoring in International Relations, I am always struck by how organized the program is here at Tufts. Professors and students are experts in their field, and I can easily see future diplomats and leading scholars in my classroom. There are conferences at the Fletcher school almost every week where leading scholars and researchers come and speak. I love Tufts!
The most surprising thing about Tufts is the people -- I remember going on college tours how every tour guide mentioned that the people are amazing, but I never took that to heart because it seemed cliche and I did not know how authentic it was...however, Tufts is the real deal. I have never been in an environment where every person I meet is so friendly, curious, accepting, and interested/appreciative of your hobbies/extracurriculars/passions. Tufts is a place to thrive, explore your interests, and take risks - very happy here!
I am a sophomore engineering student at Tufts, and I'm really enjoying my experience so far! I personally have found social life to be perfect for me, and I am surrounded by incredibly intellectual, driven students. Teachers are a mixed bag, especially in the intro engineering classes, but for every subpar teacher there are two or three really caring ones that are willing to meet you halfway if you reach out. Diversity is lacking but seems to be improving grade by grade, and surrounding myself with people from diverse backgrounds has not been too difficult.