Personally, I stopped noticing the hill after a week or two. It just didn't bother me. (It was almost part of the school's charm.)
And about those geniuses - sure, most of the bona fide geniuses who are accepted at Tufts will also be accepted somewhere else, and many will go somewhere else, but I can assure you that there are a number of them at Tufts. But remember, having a genius in your class can kill the prospects of test scores being curved!