Tufts University Reviews

4.18 out of 5 stars
(17 Reviews)
  • Medford (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $56,382
88% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Mishla Baz - 8/30/2019
Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2018
"I really enjoyed my time at Tufts University, and especially my experience with the Child Development program. Seeing as my dad is a professor there and I grew up right around campus, I was already fairly familiar with the school going into college. But attending Tufts as a student was a great experience. Tufts was the right balance between a large school and a small school and between a city school and a rural school. Tufts encouraged its students to pursue passions and activities outside of the classroom, and although everyone was highly intelligent and the coursework was demanding, there wasn't a competitive environment between the students. The Child Development department was wonderful: it allowed for hands-on learning and encouraged students to consider the breadth of the field of Child Development. From classes on race and inequality to classes on children's literature, there was something for everyone, and Child Development majors were given the opportunity to try new things and broaden their expertise. The professors were all brilliant and cared about the well-being of students inside and outside the classroom. I graduated from Tufts feeling equipped to pursue a career post-grad and with a better sense of what my next steps should be."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Mishla Baz - 8/30/2019
Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2018
"I really enjoyed my time at Tufts University, and especially my experience with the Child Development program. Seeing as my dad is a professor there and I grew up right around campus, I was already fairly familiar with the school going into college. But attending Tufts as a student was a great experience. Tufts was the right balance between a large school and a small school and between a city school and a rural school. Tufts encouraged its students to pursue passions and activities outside of the classroom, and although everyone was highly intelligent and the coursework was demanding, there wasn't a competitive environment between the students. The Child Development department was wonderful: it allowed for hands-on learning and encouraged students to consider the breadth of the field of Child Development. From classes on race and inequality to classes on children's literature, there was something for everyone, and Child Development majors were given the opportunity to try new things and broaden their expertise. The professors were all brilliant and cared about the well-being of students inside and outside the classroom. I graduated from Tufts feeling equipped to pursue a career post-grad and with a better sense of what my next steps should be."
3.7 out of 5 stars
G. Williams - 6/30/2019
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2001
"My experience at Tufts University was a positive and fulfilling one. It challenged me academically, but also provided for a competitive sports environment something that was important in my selection of colleges) and socially. In addition, the school provides tremendous resources in all aspects of the student life, and it's proximity to Boston opens up unlimited opportunities to pursue whatever one's passion may be."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Carissa Fleury - 12/30/2018
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.8 out of 5 stars
One out of three semesters useful - money grab otherwise - 10/1/2017
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Katharine M. - 2/7/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Trips Jumbo - 11/3/2015
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011
"Tufts was a great experience. Very challenging and academically rigorous, and plenty of extracurricular activities."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/4/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 20009
"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."
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