Tufts University Reviews

  • 97 Reviews
  • Medford (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $65,222
92% of 97 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 97 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/7/2020
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Very poor quality teaching, disorganized. Professors are caddy and gossip about students. The focus is heavy on soft skills like how to converse with others rather than actual medical knowledge, transfers, ROM, measurements, etc. most students who go to fieldwork say they didn’t realize how little practice skills they learned until they were pushed into a hospital they were not prepared for. Tuition is 100,00$ for the masters program, way more for the doctoral students, plus textbooks and housing you’re looking at another 10-20K. I’ve learned from my time here that the name of a school means absolutely nothing. I wish I had gone to a different school and saved thousands of dollars."
Mishla Baz
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2019
  • Degree: Child Development
"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."
G. Williams
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
Carissa Fleury
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"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 out of three semesters useful - money grab otherwise
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Tufts has a beautiful campus, outstanding facilities, and an exceptional faculty. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Nice, smaller college in the Boston area. Good engineering department, decent financial support for graduate students."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Good program for current Engineers. Be careful about expanding too quickly."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The school/program was very intensive but prepared me well for professional school. The program helps you get into healthcare related programs."
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2017
  • Degree: Education
"A wonderful liberal arts school just north of Boston. Very prestigious and vigorous school academically, loved the academic experience. It was in a great location close enough to the city yet still felt like a college community. Again, loved the experience but don't love the debt!"
Maureen Peterson
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Child Development
"There is a reason that Tufts has such a stellar reputation. From small classes to phenomenal professors, everything about my degree has so far been basically great. The degree is very expensive, but the level of training and mentorship makes it completely worth it."
Laura Krogman
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2017
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"Tufts University is an excellent institution dedicated to student success, both while students are pursuing their degrees and after graduation. I studied conservation medicine, a relatively new degree offered by the veterinary school at Tufts. The conservation medicine master's degree allowed us, students, freedom to pursue topics of interest while providing a framework to direct us toward success. I gained invaluable networking resources and was well-prepared to enter the field of veterinary medicine, in which I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree. With the ever growing number of challenges facing environmental resources, ecosystem health, and wildlife, I feel well prepared to help contribute to the efforts being made in mitigating the obstacles facing optimal human, animal, and environmental health. I am honored to have studied at such a highly regarded and student-centric university as Tufts and hope to be considered for this scholarship to help cover the large academic expenses associated with obtaining degrees in higher education."
Katharine M.
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Tufts is a great school to go to for both undergraduate and graduate experiences. The main campus is located in a suburb just outside of Boston, and it's extremely welcoming. You are close enough to see the Boston Skyline, and going downtown just takes a 20 minute jump on the Red Line, but you're far away enough that it feels like you're living in the college world as well so you can immerse yourself in your own activities and interests."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Nice small school near Boston. Great location and good academics."
Kate McPherson
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2016
  • Degree: Public Policy
"The Animals and Public Policy program through Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is a phenomenal choice for students wishing to learn more about the legislation impacting non-human animals in the United States and worldwide. The curriculum broadly covers wild, farm, and companion animal policy, and provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in these areas by means of internships and research projects. Courses are taught by staff from the veterinary school, with an abundance of guest speakers from organizations such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Humane Society of the United States. While all students are required to take several core courses, such as qualitative research and quantitative methods, multiple elective courses are also available which allow for pursuit of individual interests. I would highly recommend this graduate program to anyone interested in gaining an enhanced perspective on animals and the roles they play in human society; for being such a unique program within the United States, the benefits and applications of this field are truly global."
Rebecca Lucas
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2016
  • Degree: Agriculture
"The professors at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University are incredible. The experience, expertise, and research that they currently bring to the classroom is unparalleled. The professors are valuable resources with a wealth of knowledge and the desire to help their students not only succeed, but to do so with the best tool kit available."
Kristin Olsson
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2016
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"The program effectively prepares students for careers in the medical field. Most of the faculty is very accessible. Assigned advising isn't always very helpful, so students may need to be more aggressive in seeking assistance. The program is fairly expensive and there are not many options for aid outside of what you find yourself."
Jordan Weinstein
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2015
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"The course selection is a little limited compared to larger programs. The professors are very knowledgeable though and are great resources. The workload is extremely high and much more responsibility is placed on students who perform research."
Liu Yang
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"My program is bioengineering, this is an overlap of biomedical engineering and chemical engineering program. It looks like you could learn many stuff, but the problem is that both biomedical engineering and chemical engineering department do not admit you are the students belong to their departments. So you will not receive their any emails and also the meeting and party notice. And you have no access to attend these activities. Sometimes you will feel really frustrated."