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Tufts Student Life

Tufts is on a 150-acre campus in a suburban setting in Medford, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for Tufts students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Tufts also has fraternities and sororities.

Tufts has a thriving Leonard Carmichael Society (community service). In fact, more students participate in 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.

The Tufts community comes together each year for Homecoming, Spring Fling and Supershow.

Tufts Housing

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 2021, 51.3% of undergrads at Tufts lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 48.7% 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.

Safety at Tufts

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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Tufts has security lighting, call boxes to campus police.

Plan a Visit to Tufts

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Tufts, take Route I-93 to Medford, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Tufts's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Tufts Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

26%

In State

74%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

51%

15%

11%

8%

6%

5%

4%

0.07%

0.03%

Undergraduate Students

6,114

Graduate Students

6,105

Non-Resident / International Students

652

Tufts Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,219

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

16%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$60,862

Out-of-State

$60,862

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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