Hope this helps (Junior at Tufts). Both Barack and Michelle Obama went to Harvard Law School. The median family income of a student from Tufts is $224,800, and 77% come from the top 20 percent. "Members of the Tufts community hold widely divergent, often irreconcilable views about the value and sustainability of Greek life at Tufts. Community service is a great thing, and it's something that really matters to Tufts (we do have an entire college of Civic Life for a reason). It has reassured me that Lafayette would be a good fit for my daughter. According to reports by the Harvard Crimson and the Boston Globe, she was seen Wednesday on the campuses of Harvard and Tufts. How is the financial aid for international students at Tufts? Use the online application to apply for graduate study and check the status of your application. My EFC is about $25k and I require some financial aid. The Tufts undergrad campus is located in Medford/Somerville. Tufts University is a private institution that was founded in 1852. Malia Obama, daughter of a former Somerville resident, may be considering a college future in Boston. That’s so cool about Obama, did not know that! As of this fall there are only five fraternities left on campus (the number was 19 about 30 years ago). If you want to go to parties you can, but you don’t have to. She loves her major, her classes, her professors, and the friends she’s made, but only 10% of the students are in Greek life, and Greek life accounts for at least 80% of the parties and social life on campus. But he was not bored before he pledged, and he has many friends who are not in frats or sororities. The parties and social life is basically very limited and people do not tend to branch out to make new friends. But she’s still underwhelmed by social life there. I will be applying to Tufts as an international applicant for my ED2. Your D should have many opportunities at Laf to affiliate with clubs or organizations in which she has an interest.,
threegirls -- First of all, 40%+ of Lafayette students are NOT members of the Greek community. According to my daughter and her friends the vast majority of kids view themselves as Lafayette students first, and secondly as members of the drama club, Hillel, volleyball team or what-have-you.,
hudsonvalley51 and jyber209, Thanks for the feedback on Greek life. However, the social scene nowadays is especially vibrant and alive - if you seek it. A crudely battered female mannequin dangled from a Middlebury College frat balcony in early May of 1988. About 30-35% of the students live off campus - in Medford and Somerville, not Cambridge. As part of College Confidential's essay series, we're sharing personal essays from students who were admitted to college during a prior admissions cycle. It seems like both of your kids are happy with Lafayette and greek life is not ruling the campus.,
I'd echo what was said above. When Obama attended Harvard Law, he lived in Somerville on Winter Hill (which in an earlier time was made famous by Whitey Bulger). We admit students who are well rounded in all areas of their lives – academic, social, and extracurricular. But, there is no requirement for acceptance that says you have to do community service to get accepted, and plenty of the students we accept haven't done any. At SDSU, you're surrounded by so much to do--beaches, shopping malls, hiking, etc. By reaching out to people, just listening around campus, being in clubs, and having a few friends guarantees you’ll have some fun at parties. Several members of his "group" are young women who have not chosen the sorority path. An online resource has been developed to help plan what to bring to Tufts, along with a full guide to move in!Health and safety are our top priority, and as such, we need to ensure that our communities are safe. 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