The campus culture at Tufts University in Massachusetts is “thriving and alive,” and as such it really encourages students to merge their academic and social interests and “pursue both in a passionate way.” This is a place where, through active discussion and a student body with a zest for life, “passion meets reality.” The academic experience here is marked by “small classes with knowledgeable and interesting professors.” “I have had the opportunity to explore a huge amount of academic subjects and really challenge myself,” says a student. If students actively seek out their “highly accessible and prompt” professors, they will be rewarded with “a better learning experience and with incomparable relationships with brilliant (yet down to earth) professors.”
The academic curriculum is a “perfect mix of liberal arts and university,” and the professors are actively concerned with making sure that students leave with a true understanding of the course material, “not just a book list under their arms.” These “global minded, ambitious” students rise to the challenge and beyond, as “most every student focuses on life beyond their education” and seeks out a well-rounded life. “It is far easier to succeed here than to fail, as long as you are committed to getting as strong an education as possible,” advises a student. The international relations program at this globally-aware school is particularly strong (as are study abroad options), but activism spills over into the entirety of the student body. A lot of effort is put into ensuring that every student transitions well into college and success. A strong alumni network and excellent internship opportunities also “open up a world of opportunities after graduation.”
Though the campus itself is gorgeous. Generally, there are “always a lot of events going on around campus that attract students every weekend” and the variety of clubs and activities available is “amazing.” “Almost everything here is run by clubs and student organizations." The “T makes everything accessible,” and on the weekends, students often go into Boston or Davis Square and spend the day shopping and “eating non-dining hall food,” and at night “there are usually good parties to go to.” “There is more to do in this city than anyone can possibly do in four years,” says a student.