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Tufts University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 73 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 0 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

New England Small College Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,228)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $59,660)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 13 13 - Yes
Fencing - 20 Yes -
Field Hockey - 23 - Yes
Football 71 - - -
Golf 9 - - -
Ice Hockey 28 - - -
Lacrosse 49 22 - Yes
Rowing 42 75 - -
Sailing - 21 - -
Soccer 27 25 - Yes
Softball - 16 - Yes
Squash 13 14 - -
Swimming and Diving 45 49 - -
Tennis 14 11 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 55 49 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 53 47 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 28 39 - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.0%
Hispanic 7.0%
Non-resident alien 10.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.0%
Two or more races 5.0%
White/non-Hispanic 56.1%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 10
Property Crime 23

Notable Alumni

  • Adam Gardner (Class of '95), Ryan Miller (Class of '95), and Brian Rosenworcel (Class of '96), Members of the band Guster
  • Bill Richardson (Class of '70), New Mexico Governor
  • Hank Azaria (attended 1981-'85), but did not graduate), Actor, best known for his work on The Simpsons
  • Meredith Vieira (Class of '75), TV personality, co-host of Today
  • Peter Gallager (Class of ' 77), Actor, best known for role on The O.C.
  • Peter Roth (Class of '72), CEO of Warner Brothers Television
  • Pierre Omidyar (Class of '88), E-bay founder
  • Rob Burnett (Class of '84), Emmy-winning TV producer known for work on David Letterman, creator of the TV show Ed
  • Tracy Chapman (Class of '86), Grammy-winning singer
  • Anita Shreve (Class of '68), Author
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Katherine from Mass
  • 2
  • Dorms range from dull to very modern. Everyone is guaranteed space except juniors many of whom who go abroad or get nearby apartments. There is an active RA system. The RA's…

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  • Matt from Indianapolis, IN
  • 5
  • Everyone who I have talked to about dorm life raves that their experience in their particular dorm was the best experience anyone could ever have; everyone in their dorm went…

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  • Zachary from Los Gatos, CA
  • 2
  • The quality of the dorms is poor and you are not allowed to stay on campus during the holidays, a big negative for students who have to travel long distances…

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  • John from Somerville, MA
  • 4
  • Some Tufts dorms have been recently renovated; some, like mine, haven't. Recently refurbished halls like Haskell and South are gorgeous, while halls like Bush are beginning to show their age.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Anonymous from Brazil
  • I am a current student here

    Can't complain about food at Tufts at all, especially from what I've seen in surrounding universities.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous from NY
  • I am a current student here

    Two dining halls and food stores around campus that are all covered by the meal plan.

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  • 4
  • A Black Student at Tufts
  • I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good. If you're a vegetarian, there are options for you (even though there isn't as much variety in veg options than there are with meat options.) There are two dining halls, the Kosher deli, and Hodgdon, so if one place doesn't have what you want, there's bound to be another with something that you'll like.

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  • 4
  • Proud Jumbo from Oakland, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Our food is good--especially the Butternut Squash Bisque. That's to die for! We also have a lot of theme nights: Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Pajama Party (Breakfast for Dinner), Under the Sea, Dim Sum Brunch and many more. We also have regular Stir Fry Nights. There are also non-dining hall options, we have a few cafes, a to-go/convenience store like spot called Hodgdon, and late night dining at the Commons. You'll never go hungry. If you do, make sure to order a Blue-Zone from Helen's! You will never regret it.

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  • 4
  • Micaela from Savannah, GA
  • I am a current student here

    Tufts dining is fantastic, they have such a wide variety of options that I never get tired of the same old food. There are always sandwiches, soups, and salads available, in addition to the two or three entrees offered per meal. There is also a wide selection of vegetarian foods at every meal.

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  • 5
  • Kay
  • I am a current student here

    Tufts dining was ranked #9 in the US for a reason: the food is great There are vegetarian options, meat-lovers options, a deli, a pizza station, a huge salad bar, and more! There are 2 main dining halls, Carmichael and Dewick, and a to-go place, Hodgdon. Tufts Campus Center also has many stations where you can get a bite!

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  • 5
  • John from Somerville, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Absolutely superb, considering the traffic that goes through the halls each day. Dewick and Carmichael both serve an amazing variety of food, including options for vegetarians and those that suffer from allergies. Considering the fact that we're talking college cafeteria food, the cooks and staff do an excellent job, and I actually look forward to every meal.

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  • 4
  • Cori
  • I am a current student here

    For being dining hall food, Tufts has great food. It generally doesn't quite hold up when it comes to Asian food but there's always a whole host of options at each dining hall, let alone the fact that there are three main eating spots. Overall pretty quality, but home-cooked food is, obviously, better.

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  • 5
  • Katherine from Mass
  • I am a current student here

    OK, food here is incredible. I mean seriously it wins awards. They have dining choices from cafes to food court style dining that accommodates almost any food neurotic. Vegans,,,check; gluten-free... check. Meat ya covered. Specialty foods....plenty. Killer salad bars, ice cream, breakfast cereal choices. A running Thanksgiving day dinner every night (turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries). PIzza....yep. Sandwiches.... I eat better here than at home. Sorry, Mom. They have flexible dining plans, which you should look into. If you don't eat all your meals in the dining halls you force yourself to sample the funky eateries in nearby Davis Square, Havard Square, Teele Square...Porter square....even Boston.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Micaela from Savannah, GA
  • I am a current student here

    It's as present as you want it to be. You can make greek life your whole world, attend the occasional party but not really get involved, or ignore it and almost forget entirely that it is there.

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  • 0
  • Cori
  • I am a current student here

    Doesn't have a huge impact but there are always weekend parties - usually frequented by freshmen and sophomore - and they're all generally pretty cool and chill.

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  • 0
  • Katherine from Mass
  • I am a current student here

    hahhahahhahahah.....oh wait you're serious. There are about 3 frats and one sorority. They play a very small part in life here. You can join if that is important, and they are active, but if you are not into Greek life you are definitely not left out of anything.

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  • Erin from San Marcos, TX
  • I am a current student here

    I'm in a coed fraternity, which is a little different from normal Greek houses, but I absolutely love it. Greek life isn't dominant on campus, but for people who want to get involved, it's a great set of houses.

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