Tufts is on a 150-acre campus in the suburban setting of Medford, Massachusetts, not far from Boston.
Tufts has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Tufts has fraternities and sororities.
Tufts has the Leonard Carmichael Society (community service). In fact, more students participate in the Leonard Carmichael Society (community service) than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Tufts include Tufts Dance Collective, Intramural Sports, Tufts Daily (newspaper) and Tufts Mountain Club.
Tufts students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Spring Fling and Supershow.
This table offers information on housing at Tufts.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||60.4%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||39.6%|
Tufts offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Tufts students live on campus. In 2022, 60.4% of undergrads at Tufts lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 39.6% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Tufts. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Tufts offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Tufts there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Tufts:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Crew||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Squash||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Tufts University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Tufts campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Tufts offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Tufts has security lighting, call boxes to campus police.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Tufts, take Route I-93 to Medford, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Tufts's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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