Tufts University Reviews
My experience at Tufts was overall wonderful! I had the privilege of learning from and with some of the best minds in the country. My professors were warm, engaging and helped support me academically and personally throughout my four years. My degree was more than just thatit was a community of students, faculty and staff who cared deeply about each other, who held each other accountable, and who continually worked to imagine what a better world could look like. As a low-income student of color, I was able to find support in many different areasfrom other students, from teachers, from staff, and from administration.
One of the three semesters was terrific, where I learnt useful information I could carry into my career. Another semester was high quality instruction (amazing: the professor and TAs actually engaged with us students!), but the content itself was useless if trying to apply it to real-world career work. The Nutrition semester is a complete money grab, where there is very little to no interaction with the professor and the TAs may leave a short comment on your submission. All lecture content is pre-recorded from a written script. So much focus is spent on rote memorization, data entry, attempting to form questions on minutae you don't have instead of looking at the big picture and having conversation based on important topics, and next to no critical thought in an area where science requires much. Absolutely terribly formed and depressing to think how much money I spent of my own hard earned cash on this.
Tufts University is a rigorous liberal arts school in the perfect location, college-town Somerville with close proximity to Boston. The students are forward thinking, intelligent, and quirky. Classes are challenging and professors are demanding but prepare you for careers or future study. Students are very interested in social justice and activism. Athletics are growing as is pride for the school's sports team. Tufts is a phenomenal place to be a student-athlete and I appreciate the experience and growth I had there.
Tufts University has many of the strengths of a large, research oriented university, while holding onto many of the advantages that come from its roots as a liberal arts college. That is, professors are encouraged to take on leadership roles in interdisciplinary, innovative research, but always with a primary mission of supporting their students, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professors dedicate themselves first and foremost to their roles as teachers and mentors for students, while modeling academic leadership and excellence in their respective fields.
A Tufts University education is an Ivy League education without the hang ups that comes with it. Our professors regularly get poached by Harvard. We don't like it, but it proves the strength of the school's academic program.
Tufts was a great experience. Very challenging and academically rigorous, and plenty of extracurricular activities.
This was a great school for this degree since it is attached to the medical school. Boston attracts lots of faculty from around the world especially related to health.
It was a formative experience and I learned a lot--not just from classes but from people around me. Professors are passionate and motivated. If I hadn't gone to Tufts I wouldn't be who I am today.
Tufts has a very accepting, vivacious, and exciting atmosphere. The student body is diverse and people are open to learning from each other and working together which makes the classroom experience engaging and personal.
Tufts is a school that has a great academic environment, generally great professor and a diverse community where finding lifelong friends isn't hard.