Tufts University
Medford, MA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,449
Total Number of Undergrads
5,541
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
20%
40-99 Students
8%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
88%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
82%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
41%
58%
Ethnicity

African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
8%
White
69%
Hispanic
4%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
6%

What Students Are Saying

4.35 Average Rating
You will have to study. You will be surrounded by brilliant, self-motivated students who want to learn as much as possible. You will have teachers that pound you with reading. But, that's college. The good thing is that there are always people who want to help!
Emily from Freehold, NJ
I finally feel as if the work I am doing in my classes is worthwhile, rather than the pointless busywork of high school. By coincidence, I took many courses with low workloads my first semester, so I had plenty of time to complete my assignments and pursue outside interests. All of my classes were engaging and interesting, and I never felt like my time was being wasted.
Micaela from Savannah, GA
Again, the class sizes at Tufts are certainly a plus. The very largest lecture classes go no larger than 300 students (intro to psych/econ, etc.). Because classes are so small, professors are actually able and available to give students a lot more one-on-one help, and taking advantage of this can be key to success. The classes at Tufts will challenge you, and in my very brief experience as a humanities student, I've found that each of my classes have emphasized discussion and student contribution. This appears to be the case in my friends' courses as well, though the extent to which a class is lecture or discussion-based depends on the professor.
Work is frequent and rigorous, but anyone who cultivates good time-management skills will likely be just fine.
John from Somerville, MA
Tufts is a tough-fts school academically. That being said, such rigor comes with phenomenal professors who hock their departments better than any snake oil salesperson ever could, thereby making every single class a tornado of excitement, interest, and knowledge.
Matt from Indianapolis, IN
Tufts is an incredible school with really rigorous classes. However, our professors are friendly and happy to help with anything! They all have designated office hours, however, most will not hesitate to schedule another time that is better for you. We also have many resources for help. And, any and all your friends will be more than happy to help you bounce ideas off them.
Basically, its hard, but doable with the support systems you build.
Proud Jumbo from Oakland, CA
Tufts is not an easy A school. You earn what you work for and it definitely requires dedication. However, if you balance and manage your time wisely you can still find time to have fun!
Kay
your academic experience is what you make it, and you can make it extremely worthwhile here. many classes require a good bit of effort, but pay off in how much you learn therein; plus, professors and tas are always around to help facilitate the learning process. challenge yourself academically here, and you'll end up with a degree that really shows you're an intellectually capable person.
Thomas from Braintree, MA

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