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Tufts University


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April
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Tufts University is a great school for becoming educated about the world and developing soft skills that prepare you for the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Tufts University is a great school for becoming educated about the world and developing soft skills that prepare you for the real world for for your career. It is also great for developing connections and becoming a well-rounded person as many students are artistically talented and or politically active.

Tea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have had a great experience at Tufts so far. Though there are a few administrative issues (like any college; mostly things ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have had a great experience at Tufts so far. Though there are a few administrative issues (like any college; mostly things like need for greater diversity and rising tuition costs) students are encouraged to get active--and unlike in many other campuses, the administration is pretty receptive (for example, last year (2015-2016) students protested the lack of racial diversity and demanded more people of color be accepted. This year, a 6% increase of POCs were accepted to the class of 2020). There's every type of person here (athletes, artists, activists, etc) but generally everyone has a place they can feel comfortable and students at tufts are generally dynamic and will surprise you when their intests break stereotypes. Greek life and parties generally only happen on the weekend, but usually something is happening every weekend. If you aren't interested in parties/alcohol there are also a number of organizations aimed at providing "another option" on weekends. I have yet to meet a professor that hasn't been extremely dedicated to their students. I feared large class sizes coming into college but some of my favorite classes have been 60+ with a great professor who gives great individual attention to any student, as well as many opportunities out side of the class room (trips, research opportunities, mentorship, etc). The food is always pretty good, and there are a variety of places to go to on campus. Always good vegan/vegetarian options as well. All in all, tufts is a great school.

Brian
Tufts is TOUGH

Tufts University is not the place to spend your time if you care about equal rights. Recently, Karen Richardson discriminate...

Tufts is TOUGH

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!

Ipek
Happy I came here!

Great college! Lots of intellectual, friendly and unique people that are enthusiastic about both their academic fields of stu...

Happy I came here!

Great college! Lots of intellectual, friendly and unique people that are enthusiastic about both their academic fields of study and extracurricular activities. Classes are relatively difficult and the workload gets overwhelming during exam weeks. Great professors who are approachable, friendly and usually entertaining, ready to help you with anything you need. Lots of research opportunities in any department you want to be involved with. Wide range of extracurricular activities, lots of great food (we even have a culinary society!) on campus and a lively party scene even though the on-campus police always keep the students safe. Healthy living emphasized with lots of healthy, nutritious food and great sports facilities. In a relatively quiet, nearly suburban area but very close to anywhere in the amazing city of Boston by the T - so you have the best of both worlds!

YooJin
Apply to Tufts!

A great and fun school.

Apply to Tufts!

A great and fun school.

Meredith
Love it here!

I've enjoyed it immensely, great people!

Love it here!

I've enjoyed it immensely, great people!

Brian
My Review

Not nearly as quirky a student body as the administration would have you believe, but overall Tufts is a great place with inc...

My Review

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.

Anna
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates hail from all over the world as prospective innovators, teachers, activists, doctors, leaders, researchers, etc...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates hail from all over the world as prospective innovators, teachers, activists, doctors, leaders, researchers, etc. with not only a keen desire to learn, but to also actively evaluate and critically challenge our society's ways in order to discover ways to better the world for the future.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not sweat too much about making friends. Everybody is in the same boat as you. That being said, take advantage of the Asian American Center opportunities. Beware of the Computer Science projects during Fall Semester. Don't be shy and talk to upperclassmen about what clubs they are in. Ask for help when you need it. But more importantly, Boston's weather literally changes every day--check the weather frequently. I could keep telling you a long list of little bits of advice that could have possibly made the transition easier for me. But where is the fun in that? Nothing worthwhile in life is ever flat out given to you. That is why the future is so uncertain, yet at the same time, so limitless. I do have my regrets and an equal share of surprises. But telling you them is not going to benefit you in any way. You are going to college for the experience--no spoilers allowed! So go out there, take initiative, make mistakes, learn from them, take two steps out of your comfort zone, and become the intelligent, confident, witty, independent woman I know you can be.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The type of person who loves spontaneous deep conversations questioning any possible topic from race in America to the psychology of children to Harry Potter, the type of person who is willing to step up to a challenge to pursue their goals, and the type of person who is not only willing to voice their opinion, but to also listen with earnest is perfect for Tufts University.

Sam
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Growing up, I’ve always been very close with the people around me. Whether that was friends, family, or classmates, I’ve alwa...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Growing up, I’ve always been very close with the people around me. Whether that was friends, family, or classmates, I’ve always felt very supported and very loved. I always had a network of people to rely on, and I expected to find something similar to this in college. If I could give one piece of advice to my high school self, it would be to understand that you may not meet your best friends right away, and that is okay. I was constantly meeting new people the first couple weeks of school, and I was worried because I hadn’t met anyone who I thought could be my best friend. Now after the end of my first semester, I have made so many amazing friends, some who I did meet at the beginning, but many who I didn’t meet until more recently. There is a lot of emphasis on making friends those first couple weeks of school, but my advice is to understand that those people won’t necessarily be the people you’re friends with for the rest of college, and that is perfectly okay, because you will find your friends as time goes on.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The thing I brag about the most is how incredibly kind and friendly the people at Tufts are. People consistently go out of their way to meet new people and make new friends, which I have recently realized is not something that happens at every school. I really appreciate this aspect of Tufts, because this friendly atmosphere has allowed me to meet so many incredible people. Whether you're meeting someone through a mutual friend, or because you're in the same Spanish class, people are always excited to meet someone new, and greet you with a big, friendly smile.

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  • Enrollment
  • 5,180
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $46,598
  • Acceptance rate
  • 21%

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