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For more than 30 years, Tufts has administered a survey to students at the time of graduation. Over 95% of students usually respond. The University uses the information to continuously strengthen the undergraduate experience and to find out what plans students have for the future.

In Spring of 2023, 95.5% of Tufts graduating seniors responded to the senior survey. Below are some results from the 2023 Senior Survey.

Overall Satisfaction

On the 2023 senior survey, students were asked “Overall, how satisfied are you with your undergraduate education?” 89% percent reported that they were very or generally satisfied.

Very satisfied 30.5%
Generally satisfied 58.6%
Ambivalent 7.6%
Generally dissatisfied 2.5%
Very dissatisfied 0.8%

Skills & Abilities

Members of the Class of 2023 reported that a Tufts education helped enhance a wide range of skills and abilities that will be important long after they have left Tufts.

To what extent has your experience at Tufts contributed to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?

Quite a
Some Very little
or none
Communicating well orally 40.6% 36.1% 19.9% 3.3%
Creating original ideas and solutions 41.8% 37.4% 17.8% 3.0%
Developing global awareness 37.6% 33.2% 22.9% 6.3%
Functioning effectively as a member of a team 48.0% 33.3% 16.5% 2.2%
Judging the merits of arguments based on their sources, methods and reasoning 44.6% 35.5% 16.8% 3.1%
Leadership skills 39.4% 31.8% 22.9% 5.9%
Identifying moral and ethical issues 40.0% 37.0% 18.8% 4.2%
Relating well to people of different races, nations, and religions 39.6% 34.6% 20.6% 5.2%
Thinking critically 56.6% 31.7% 9.9% 1.7%
Acquiring broad knowledge across a number of fields 40.2% 39.6% 17.7% 2.5%
Understanding the complexity of social problems 45.9% 33.8% 16.8% 3.5%
Writing clearly and effectively 42.5% 34.0% 19.9% 3.7%

Fall Plans

Students were asked what they expected to be doing in the fall following graduation. At the point of taking the survey, 53% of job-seeking students had accepted a position, 7% were considering one or more offers, and 1% will be self-employed. Of 21% of respondents who indicated they plan to attend graduate or professional school in the fall, 87% had received one or more acceptances to graduate or professional school.

Please note, the Career Center maintains the most up-to-date list of recent graduates’ destinations.

Tell us what you expect to be doing THIS FALL. You need not be certain. Just tell us your preferred plan, marking all that apply.

Working for pay full-time (including self-employment) 71.7%
Attending graduate or professional school full-time 19.0%
Traveling or just taking time for yourself 12.1%
Undecided 9.7%
Working for pay part-time 9.6%
Starting your own company or organization 3.0%
Family or other caregiving 2.1%
Attending graduate or professional school part-time 1.9%
Enrolled in some other educational program 1.7%

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