Impressions Of
Tufts University

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Tufts University

To Attend

  • “The location. I love being so close to Boston. And, not just being close to Boston, but also being close to other schools, like Boston University, Boston College, and Harvard, and you can be in a really great college environment.”
  • “It’s generally prestigious.”
  • “The quality of the school. The classes, the instructors, are amazing. The connections you can make afterward from Tufts are really great.”
  • “It’s a collaborative academic atmosphere.”
  • “There is a lot of diversity. There are a lot of international students, people from different ethnic groups, and socioeconomic classes. [In Fall 2018, 11% of undergraduates were international students and 55% of students were White. Socioeconomically, 50% of students come from the top 5% and 2.9% come from the bottom 20%.]”

To Not Attend

  • “If you can’t afford it they’re not going to be lenient. [In 2016-2017, about 41% of undergraduates received grant aid and 25% had to take out loans.]”
  • “If you’re looking for a big school where you can go out every single night, that’s not Tufts.”
  • “If you don’t want to put in a lot of work in writing papers. There are a lot of writing requirements freshman year, so those classes that are mandatory at Tufts. Freshman year was a lot of writing papers.”
  • “It’s really cold.”
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