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Founded in 1852, Tufts University. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,508 full time undergraduate students, and 5,981 full time graduate students.
The Tufts University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 828 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Tufts University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,39% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 99% were in the top quarter, and 89% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Tufts University.
85 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.
55 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
85 Students rated campus food 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
18 Students rated Tufts University
Walking through the Tufts campus, I feel immersed in its passionate community of brilliant individuals. In PSY 159:Emotion, Stress, and Health, I learn about stress-related diseases and stress management, topics which satisfy my intellectual itch of understanding how mental and physical health intertwine with one another. After class, I head to the Social Identity & Stigma Lab. Under Dr. Remedios, I study perceptions and expand my knowledge on how to better serve the marginalized communities I will work with as a future psychiatrist. Afterward, I put on a blood drive with the Leonard Carmichael Society. Later, I head to my dorm in the FIRST house. While talking with my roommates, we realized our day had one thing in common: inclusivity. Tufts reaffirms my abilities as a minority, low-income, woman in STEM, and furthers my understanding of how to care for my patients and community. I'm proud to be a Jumbo!
Amazing institution full of bright minds. The students and faculty are beyond friendly and intelligent. The name carries quite a bit of weight in job interviews (even though we are not Harvard). The could stand to renovate the buildings and they need to work on fundraising more money.
Not nearly as quirky a student body as the administration would have you believe, but overall Tufts is a great place with incredibly great professors and tons of fun stuff to do outside of class.
Tufts University is not the place to spend your time if you care about equal rights. Recently, Karen Richardson discriminated against a white, 55 year old female that is disabled in the application process denying her please for an application fee waiver and also ignoring her emails. The woman, Ms. Alexander was suffering with a disability that prevented her from attending graduate school earlier because it had taken her nine years to complete her undergraduate degree. Also, Ms. Alexander was afraid that she was being discriminated against due to her transfer credits from a Catholic graduate university. Karen Richardson is known for advocating for the rights of African American women, as she is herself and for advocating for minority groups as she did for years at Princeton. According to Ms. Alexander's account of how she was treated by Karen Richardson in her complaint to the Department of Education, she was ignored by Karen Richardson and told that a fee-waiver for the application process would be denied. Additionally, she was told that she could not be accepted because she did not even have a bachelor's degree when Ms. Alexander was transferring in with a BS and a 3.0 GPA from Liberty University and a year of completion from Regis University and a 3.5 GPA. Karen Richardson clearly did not want a white 55 year old who was disabled and religious to be a part of the Tufts student body. Keep in mind that any university that allows for this kind of discrimination is not the place to be for those who care about the equal rights of all Americans. Brian Vaughn - I will be attending Law School to become a Civil Rights attorney at ANOTHER university!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Tufts University is 14%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Very progressive, open-minded, driven, and intellectual
Campus is quite crowded and small. Tufts needs to setup a sprawling sattelite campus elsewhere as well.
Professors will always know your name if you are in a smaller-sized class. The only time my professor didn't know my name was when I was in a lecture hall. Then, my TA knew my name. What I think is best about the teachers at Tufts is that they all truly care about your progress in the course. I can e-mail my teachers and have a response within a day or two. I can always ask them for help after class or during office hours and they are more than happy to help. Once, when I did badly on a math test, my math professor approached me after class and wanted to make sure that I understood the material, since I normally did better.
That Tufts students are all Ivy League rejects who are bitter.
That pretty much sums it up. If you look hard enough, you can find people who are more interested in screwing around, but overall, the school attracts kids who are serious about their academics.
Finding the right college is simpler than Parents and potential students think. I would recommend that a potential freshman spend some time alone on a campus. If the student has managed to meet some interesting and outgoing people within a few hours, the school will be a good fit.
As far as academics go, a Student will only succeed if they are willing to work. "World class professors," really means "Smart people abound." Reputation doesn't matter once a student is attending a college or university.
I am always awake at 3 am on any given day of the week. This isn't because I'm swamped with homework however. It's because I've been busy socializing or "studying" with a group of people in the downstairs lounge. Tufts students will usually leave their doors open and are always happy to have a conversation, even if they're in the middle of their homework. I'm not saying that Tufts students aren't studious, they certainly are, but there is always time to hang out as well. I think that Tufts students strike a good balance between working and socializing.
Tufts University has a very dynamic campus. I love the university's involvement with the surrounding community and active citizenship philosophy. I also love how the campus stresses strong academics, but also a positive and engaging social community.
The best thing about Tufts is the community. The community at Tufts is an amazing blend of academic discussion, socialization, and cultural experience.
There is a lot of work, it gets very cold, students are very friendly, faculty are very helpful.
Many students don't seem to care about the bland state of the dorms on campus and are generally apathetic in trying to get around the rules of the college that regulate decoration of rooms to be rather boring.
Tufts has failed to comply with Title IX's standards for sexual assault policies on college campuses.
-cares about the community and public service
-down to earth
-academics are important but not always the number 1 priority
I brag about the famous professors and alumni, the difficulty of getting in and staying in, our top-notch academics (especially international relations), and our impressive varsity sailing team.
We have a weird self-imposed inferiority complex. People are generally happy at Tufts but many are also overachievers second-guessing why they are not at an Ivy.
The student body is a little on the wealthy side.
People who do not intend to work hard at school or at life.
Britt talks about why she decided to come to Tufts.
I've had a lot of practice with this because there are a lot of people out there who haven't heard of Tufts! I usually describe it as a small to medium-sized liberal arts school just outside of Boston. I also mention that Tufts is unusual in its population: students are exceptionally engaged and active on-campus, whether it be through entrepreneurial endeavors, political campaigns, or just joining dozens of clubs. As cliche as it sounds, Tufts is a place where expressing your individuality is truly and openly embraced.
That being said, it's "quirky" reputation doesn't mean it's so different from every other college. Although I truly believe the student body is more engaged than they would be at another campus, our classes, sports, greek life, etc. are not a radical departure from your stereotypical university.
The coffee shop is called Brown and Brew. It’s located conveniently on campus near the athletic center.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
43% of students
attending Tufts University receive some sort of financial aid.
10% were awarded federal grants.
While 21% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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