College Junior 2013-07-31T20:08:14Z
Warning for alcohol violation, marijuana/drugs more severe
College Junior 2013-07-31T20:07:34Z
South and Lewis Hall recently were renovated and Haskell (freshmen) is under renovation now. West is absolutely beautiful but quiet.
College Junior 2013-07-31T20:05:15Z
Guys & Girls:
People get a really bad rap at Tufts but honestly there are some beautiful people. Pretty girls and attractive guys, of all types, attend Tufts.
College Junior 2013-07-25T16:54:22Z
Nightlife varies from week to week at Tufts. On some weekends there will be 5 different late night performances, a few frat events, off campus parties, and midnight film showings. Other weeks you'll find friends living it up in a dorm and a concert on a Sunday afternoon. When campus is alive, the nightlife is great, but every once and while you'll that people want to take it easy for the week and not much is going on.
College Junior 2013-07-25T16:42:23Z
The majors and programs offered at Tufts are phenomenal. I am currently studying cognitive and brain sciences with a minor in musical engineering. Not only are there tons of majors to chose from but each one lets you direct your focus towards what you're passionate about. I am able to focus on music cognition by picking and choosing classes that compliment my interests. Plus, the engineering school at Tufts is a great resource for students in the liberal arts because all of the classes are available and they even offer engineering minors!
College Junior 2013-07-25T16:38:19Z
Greek life at Tufts is the perfect size with an open atmosphere. All of their parties are open to all students and there is no social pressure to get involved in Greek life. It is a great addition to the social life. If Greek life is something you never want to deal with, then you are in the majority so there are plenty of other ways to be social and have fun on campus.
College Junior 2013-07-25T16:34:29Z
The Medford and Sommerville neighborhoods around Tufts are great areas incredibly close to campus. There is so much student housing in duplex-house style living and it is readily available to those looking for it. The only drawback is the price; most places will be reasonable but not much cheaper than on campus living.
College Junior 2013-07-25T16:26:12Z
There is not a huge drug scene at Tufts, most kids smoke if they are doing drugs. Drinking is a more popular activity. The alcohol scene is not one that makes you feel pressured, it is really easy to have a thriving social life and be "straight-edge" at Tufts.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T18:49:11Z
Guys & Girls:
Tufts is not known as an attractive school; however, the student body is large and diverse. If you choose to look, you will find a large number of attractive men and women. People tend to be pretty casual, with preppiness restricted mostly to frat life. Social life does tend to revolve a bit around fraternities at first, but as you get older, the social scene opens up into a broad and dynamic one.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T18:42:12Z
Language programs at Tufts are truly outstanding. As a Chinese major I have benefited from the intense classes, which teach phenomenal reading and writing skills. Language classes meet very frequently, and have some of the highest associated work levels of any major. Tufts is a school focused on impacting the world in a positive light, and a large part of that comes by knowing another language. Each student is required to take 6 semesters of foreign language and culture to graduate. Unsurprisingly, therefore, the language offerings are diverse and thorough. The departments of any major will work with students closely to accomplish anything the student desires (i.e. acquiring internships, recommending study abroad programs, helping with summer jobs, etc).
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T18:29:55Z
I am a Chinese major. I love every minute of it. Tufts language programs are quite strong.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T18:26:10Z
Parties are all broken up by 2, and cops are definitely strict, but if you are quiet and respectful then you will get away with whatever. One bad thing is that there is no amnesty for someone who gets hospitalized, which leads to a lot of dangerous situations.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T16:45:47Z
Great academics, great professors, very challenging. Also a great range of subjects to study.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T16:42:45Z
Tufts makes a huge effort to include people of all backgrounds and orientations in each incoming class. I do sometimes feel like I'm surrounded by rich white kids though...
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T16:40:31Z
The food at both dining halls is excellent. Tufts Dining provides a relatively good selection of healthy, fresh, tasty food which puts many of the best schools in the country's halls to shame. The selection can be a touch repetitive though. Theme nights at Carmichael hall are also a plus.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T16:38:18Z
The dorms are average in size and offer almost no amenities whatsoever. If you stick with the newest dorms, you will have an average experience at best. For the amount of money we pay for housing, one could reasonably expect much more.
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T18:17:16Z
Greek Life at Tufts is small but very active. About 14% of students pledge a fraternity or a sorority. We have 9 fraternities and 3 sororities (but we're getting a fourth next year!). Everyone who is involved in greek life, loves it. And you don't need to be "greek" to go ahead and participate in their events. The social scene is not at all run by greeks at tufts, but frats do throw parties basically every weekend that all students are welcome to attend if they want to, but as I said earlier if you wanna keep away from greek life you can still do that while having an extremely active social life
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T18:13:48Z
Tufts is less than 5 miles from the city of Boston, you can walk to the T station (or take our shuttle there) and then take the train into boston (takes about 20 minutes). It's great having the city so close, students love to head on into the city to watch shows, plays, movies, watch games etc.
Also Boston as a city is beautiful, it's kind of old and vintagey and it has beautiful parks and the Charles river is awesome!
Right next to Tufts is Davis Square. Its a 10 minute walk, or 2 minute shuttle ride. It has a really cheap theater, tons of fantastic restaurants, a square right in the middle where people can just chill and eat. It's very artsy, there is a flea market every week and a lot of arts and other festivals happen in Davis during the year.
People in the Somerville area are also very sweet and nice.
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T18:09:29Z
Freshman dorms are the most fun to live in, Haskell- the suite style dorm is great, you share a common room and a bathroom and have a fantastic time getting to know your suite mates. Most of the freshman dorms are very social and great place to live when you're new. You'll probably end up in a Double your first year, these are pretty average sized (some bigger, some smaller), singles are tiny if you get them freshman year (it's random so you might or might not get one) but you can make the rooms cozy :)
Most of the other dorms are pretty good. West is probably one of the nicest for upperclassmen to live in, Sophia Gordon (the all senior dorm) is probably the nicest dorm on campus. It is apartment style and is BEAUTIFUL.
Most dorms are within a 5 minute walk to a dining hall and Carmichael Hall IS one of the dining halls, so if you're living in carm, it's the best.
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T18:03:23Z
The food at Tufts is really great. We have two dining halls (Carmichael Hall, Dewick MacPhie) and a take out place (Hodgdon) where you can use your meal plan. All freshman are on the unlimited meal plan, so they can eat as much as they want. Upperclassmen can choose what meal plans they use but most of them tend to eat in the dining halls as well.
Great thing about Tufts Dining, is the large variety of food they have. Food is great for vegetarians, vegans, or any type of food restriction you may have. Our menus change every day, so that students don't get bored- which is nice.
Thursdays and Sundays: Sundae Nights (yum!)
Tuesdays and Thursday: Stirfry (Carmichael only)
Christmas & Thanksgiving
Indian Food Night
etc, etc, etc,
Campus Center also offers a lot of food, you can pay here using cash or "JumboCash" which is money placed on your ID card, you cannot use your meal plans in the Campus Center
College Student 2013-07-17T16:39:01Z
Although there are generally open spaces around campus, tickets are pretty common if you don't have a parking permit. The rule recently changed to allow sophomores to bring cars so space might be tighter next year.
College Student 2013-07-17T16:35:44Z
Tufts nightlife mostly consists of frat parties for freshmen and sophomores, but upperclassmen will sometimes go too. Thursday nights usually have a party, but are more low key. Fridays and Saturdays there is almost always something to do, whether it is a frat party, a sports house (usually upperclassmen who play men's lacrosse or hockey), or a specialty house (a culture house or arts house). Tuesdays are generally Pub nights for those who have fake IDs.
College Student 2013-07-17T16:27:21Z
The dining hall food is incredible and there are tons of options. They do theme nights occasionally to mix it up, which are always fun. The slightly limited hours are the only reason I didn't give an A+.
College Student 2013-07-17T16:24:18Z
It can be strict, but it's not hard to stay out of trouble. (Coming from someone who parties at Tufts typically 3 nights a week)
College Student 2013-07-17T16:22:35Z
I've never really used the computer labs. Most students use laptops.
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