- 4 Year
- MEDFORD, MA
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade A minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade A+
- Dormsgrade B
- Campus Foodgrade A
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Safetygrade B+
Tufts is a medium-sized research and liberal arts university of ~6,000 undergraduate students, located in the greater Boston area. We encourage close student-faculty relationships, foster a culture of research and innovation, and celebrate the diverse experiences of our students, who are known for being intellectually playful, down-to-earth, driven, and civic-minded. Our students enroll in one of three schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, or the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). Tufts proudly meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of all admitted students, regardless of citizenship.
Tufts University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Biology203 Graduates
- Computer Science194 Graduates
- Economics172 Graduates
- International Relations160 Graduates
- Political Science and Government82 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology67 Graduates
- Public Health63 Graduates
- Cognitive Science51 Graduates
- English51 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering45 Graduates
- Mix of Online and on Campus81%
- On Campus2%
- Creative thinker4%
- Intellectually passionate16%
- Love it here. Can't wait for 3 more years.14%
- Liberalism 10112%
- Always positively engaged8%
- Always actively improving itself2%
Tufts University Reviews
Pros: The best part about Tufts to me is the resources in general: a diverse array of clubs to find affinity with other students, as well as a counseling center, career center, center that addresses issues of sexual assault, financial aid office, Academic Resource Center, Student Accessibility Services, etc. The classes and professors are pretty amazing at Tufts. The food is great and accessible to people with dietary restrictions/allergies.
Cons: It is a predominantly white university, which certainly takes getting used to, and I think the biggest issues I have with Tufts are issues of race. The faculty isn't nearly diverse enough, and neither are the students. The race classes are fantastic, but I wish they were required or something because the people in them are usually already "woke".
The facilities and housing are very poorly maintained. ResLife is nearly completely dysfunctional. Every single year they manage to botch the housing lottery. Dorms are run-down and often have pest/mold issues. The incentive to become an RA is free housing, so a bunch of people apply and then do the bare minimum to build their housing communities and plan bonding events. Rules are rarely enforced and poor behavior among students in dorms is rampant, creating a hostile environment for those wishing to study in their own spaces.
Food is good, but supply-chain issues have made lines extremely long this past semester. There were nights where I spent an hour just waiting to get into an overcrowded dining hall.