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For more than 20 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 2019, 96.7% of Tufts graduating seniors responded to the senior survey. Below are some results from the 2019 Senior Survey.

Overall Satisfaction

On the 2019 senior survey, students were asked “Overall, how satisfied are you with your undergraduate education?” 84% percent reported that they were very or generally satisfied.

Very satisfied 25.9%
Generally satisfied 58.1%
Ambivalent 11.6%
Generally dissatisfied 3.1%
Very dissatisfied 1.2%

Skills & Abilities

Members of the Class of 2019 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 29.2% 40.6% 23.3% 7.0%
Creating original ideas and solutions 26.8% 44.6% 21.6% 7.0%
Developing global awareness 27.6% 36.0% 26.1% 10.4%
Functioning effectively as a member of a team 36.3% 38.3% 21.2% 4.2%
Judging the merits of arguments based on their sources, methods and reasoning 35.7% 40.6% 19.1% 4.6%
Leadership skills 27.4% 35.3% 29.8% 7.6%
Identifying moral and ethical issues 31.0% 39.6% 23.8% 5.6%
Relating well to people of different races, nations, and religions 31.7% 35.3% 24.5% 8.5%
Thinking critically 44.2% 38.8% 13.6% 3.4%
Acquiring broad knowledge across a number of fields 30.5% 40.5% 25.6% 3.5%
Understanding the complexity of social problems 36.3% 37.8% 20.1% 5.7%
Writing clearly and effectively 33.6% 38.6% 21.2% 6.7%

Fall Plans

Students were asked what they expected to be doing in the fall following graduation. At the point of taking the survey, 51.4% of job-seeking students had secured employment. Over 14% of the class 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.

Which of the following BEST describes your primary status after graduation?

Employed full-time 48.4%
Employed part-time 3.0%
Enrolled in a program of continuing education/graduate school 14.4%
Planning to continue education but not yet accepted 2.9%
Participating in a volunteer or service program 1.9%
Serving in the military 0.2%
Seeking employment 27.8%
Not seeking employment or continuing education at this time 1.5%

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