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Posted at 3:40 PM ET, 04/12/2010

College Tour '10: Tufts University

By Valerie Strauss

Tufts University
From a parent

We hit Tufts in the afternoon and everybody was really nice. We were pleasantly surprised. Why I was surprised I don't really know.

Kids were throwing frisbees and hanging out. The cross-country team ran by, and got a good sense that there are a lot of things going on.

The girl who gave us the tour was adorable. She talked a lot about the food on campus, about how good it is.

They took us into a common area of one of the dorms, and it had an institutional odor. I told her she would get used to it.

We know the school is a top school academically. I really liked Tufts and so did my daughter. She said she could see herself there, but for her, it may be a little too far from home.

This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.

Go to to see more college posts in the series and a map displaying them all.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 12, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, Tufts University, visiting colleges  
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