- Class: Freshman
- Major: Engineering
- Gender: M
- High School: Teaneck High School
- Transfer Student: N
Tufts campus is a nice size and looks real nice, but the fact that you have to walk up and down a hill all day gets pretty tiring (literally). The school is a nice size where you get to meet a lot of people, but if you don't want to see someone, you can avoid them pretty easily. I wouldn't say that Tufts has a ton of "school pride", but almost everyone goes out and "celebrates" the big school events like Homecoming, Spring Fling, and NQR.
For first year engineering students, the experience is a little different than that of a liberal arts student. Most initial classes are intro classes in sciences, which take place in a lecture hall. Despite this, all of the professors were very approachable, and if the student makes any effort to have a personal relationship with the professor, the professors usually responded warmly. Professors are also required to hold office hours during the week, and almost all of them are quite happy to do so. Students are often encouraged to ask questions, even in lectures, and participation only goes up when classes are in smaller numbers. Students often talk or debate points brought up in different classes, but its always good natured and never competitive. Students are generally supportive of each other, and competition is never with the guy next to you, but with yourself.
The students at Tufts are generally pretty white bread kids from all over Suburban America. The kids there are usually Upper-Middle to Upper Class, and all went to very prestigious High Schools. While Tufts student body is not the most diverse that I've ever seen, it is certainly welcoming to all different kinds of people. You can find all different races, religions, genders, political affiliations and orientations on campus, and everyone on campus is glad to see them. I have never heard or seen a situation where someone on campus was given trouble over the fact that they were in someway different, and I can't imagine that the student body would stand for it.
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