Tufts University

Medford, MA

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Majors offered at Tufts University

Biggest majors
Computer Science
International Relations and National Security Studies

Academics at Tufts University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Most Selective (15% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Tufts University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer134k
Software Engineer100k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)74k
Research Analyst60k
Research Associate (Unspecified Type)60k
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization48k
Based on 10,668 student responses
66kAvg. Early Career Pay
124.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
25%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of Tufts University

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Recommended by

25% of students

Known for

Good work-study options
LGBTQ+ friendly
Beautiful campus
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Safe campus
Grace Perry
Hiking And Backpacking
Alpine Skiing
Soccer + 4 others



Tufts pushed me to think about the way I think and the reasons for my perspective, which was incredibly important to my character development. I also made amazing, lifelong friends.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dorm food wasn't amazing, and some of the dorms themselves and classrooms are pretty dated. Also, it is very difficult to take public health courses if you are not a public health major.

Andrew Harris
Photography and Photo Editing
Coding And Computer Science
Movies And Film
Videography + 3 others



Tufts' biggest and only pro is the people. Everything else is a headache to navigate. The experience is only tolerable with people. Collaborative suffering.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I was in the SMFA 5 years program for a semester and it was horrible. Transportation to and from the Art school is extremely difficult. The art supplies are expensive. Very few Black faculty members and students. And so many more complaints.

Charu Vijay
Food And Eating



I enjoy the academics of Tufts. Although every school as a few tough professors, most of them were excited about their subject and willing to help. Classes aren't insanely hard and there aren't many weird curves. If you put in work, you are able to get good grades. There are also a lot of a clubs to join and a huge variety of them. There is truly something for every interest, which makes it easy to discover more about what you are passionate about.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The engineering school curriculum is extremely outdated and unhelpful in terms of finding a job. Current jobs are now project-based, something that Tufts completely excludes from their curriculum. Classes focus on formulas and memorization that do not translate to real-world success. Majors are not customizable so you have to learn about things you are not interested in at all. Also, the weather is terrible.

Riley Peterson
Rock Climbing
Soccer + 7 others



It's a community where a lot of people want to help each other with no questions asked, and there are a lot of great resources provided to students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The administration always seems to do everything the hard way or illogically, and students' mental health is usually quite bad because of the rigorous coursework. I also attended this university during the era of COVID, and many students I have spoken to definitely agree that Tufts negatively impacted a lot of our college years.

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