Tufts v Wustl Transfer

<p>I need help from people who know anything about Tufts and Washu- I don't know which one I would pick for transferring</p>

<p>-I am a political science (or economy) major who is looking to have some econ or business emphasis.
-I have always loved sports my whole life and am very sociable.
-I do not plan on going to law school or getting my mba right out of college, but to be honest I don't have any idea what will happen in my future... I could see myself being a lawyer in the business field and maybe a politician or be a financial planner or create my own business... I really don't know
-I can get bored easily if I don't have a ton of stuff going around me. This is why I liked that tufts is right next to boston, but do people from tufts really go into the city that much?
- I am looking for a student body that is sociable and likes to go out, but also gets their **** done.</p>

<p>If there are any other questions I can answer for you guys to help me, please let me know.</p>

<p>Both schools are fabulous, so it would be a win-win.
Keep in mind that WashU has an undergrad business school but Tufts does not. At Tufts, you could major in Econ or PoliSci and, if you wanted, take a minor through the Gordon Institute in Entrepreneurial Leadership.<br>
Both schools are Div III in most sports (I think Tufts' renowned sailing team is Div I), so don't think this will be anything like the Big 10 or Duke or Vandy sports-wise.<br>
THere is plenty to do near both schools: Wash U has "The Loop" and St. Louis - if you choose to go all the way into town, which is not all that common. TUfts has David Square within walking distance, Harvard Square a few minutes away by public transportation, and Boston readily available. As to whether Tufts students go into BOston much, that depends on the particular student. Only a minority go beyond Harvard Square very often, in part because there is so much to do in Harvard Square (and Davis Square), but the cultural offerings of BOston abound and are taken advantage of on a regular, albeit less frequent, basis.
Both student bodies are very sociable AND very serious about their academics.
Good luck!</p>

<p>in terms of student body, do you find that they are similar? What are the differences?</p>

<p>Also, with job placement and grad schools, are both these schools looked at the same?</p>

<p>Thank you for the advice, it is really helpful!</p>

<p><<<in terms="" of="" student="" body,="" do="" you="" find="" that="" they="" are="" similar?="" what="" the="" differences?="">>></in></p>

<p>You are talking about two SUPERLATIVE schools, academically, with a lot of administrative support.</p>

<p>Two things come to my mind--Boston is generally considered the more appealing of the two cities between the two; 22 colleges and universities feed into Boston making it a very particular and special context in which to attend college, for four years.</p>

<p>The other thing that I am have heard, over the past 4 years, is that while both schools are rigorous with a pretty driven student body, the academic zealousness (some inventory taking of peer performance, which may be more of a pre-med thing, and hyper-awareness of grades, in general) can be over-the-top and palpably felt at Wash U.</p>

<p>Wash U. was a close second choice for my daughter, who got into Tufts ED, but the foregoing observation was made to her, redundantly, but some current and former Wash U. students, so do with the info what you will.</p>

<p>I think that students are pretty happy at both schools.</p>

<p>N.B. The kids I know who attend and attended Wash U. are not into sports, at all. The kids I know at Tufts, currently (and who have graduated from Tufts), were all involved in one or two sports, pretty dedicatedly.</p>

<p>^^Wash U was a very close second choice for both of my kids, the second of whom went to Tufts. We're talking about some wonderful schools here.</p>

<p>SWHarborfan: It is not universally true of Tufts students that we're all into sports. In fact, a very small minority play sports and attendance at sporting events is low compared to other schools. What IS true is that most Tufts students dedicate a large amount of their energy to extracurricular pursuits. For some this is sports, for others its a capella, theater, photography clubs, humanitarian groups, etc. It's a very multimodal and decentralized social scene.</p>

<p><<it is="" not="" universally="" true="" of="" tufts="" students="" that="" we're="" all="" into="" sports.="">></it></p>

<p>Well, then, Snark, it's a good thing that I didn't write that they were. I wrote that the kids, I KNEW, were into sports (among a host of other activities):</p>

<p><<<the kids="" i="" know="" at="" tufts,="" currently="" (and="" who="" have="" graduated="" from="" tufts),="" were="" all="" involved="" in="" one="" or="" two="" sports,="" pretty="" dedicatedly="">>></the></p>

<p>I think what Snarf was pointing out, correctly in my opinion, is that the Tufts athletic teams pretty much fly under the radar, even when a given team is competing for the NESCAC title or in the NCAA champs. So, if the OP is interested in a school where the student body likes to socialize by going to watch a game or if (s)he is planning on participating in a sport and hopes to get a lot of student spectators to his/her game, Tufts is not the place for him/her.</p>

<p>What Snarf also correctly observes is that the student body is actively involved in a whole host of extracurricular activities, which may in fact have something to do with the lack of sport spectating---people are too busy doing their own things.</p>

<p>SWHarborfan, your experience, in which 100% of Tufts students you know are deeply dedicated to sports, would lead someone to conclude that sports were real big at Tufts. My intention was to balance your observation with the experience of a Tufts student.</p>

<p>thank you guys for the help, i have decided to go to washu!</p>