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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 2022, 94.3% of Tufts graduating seniors responded to the senior survey. Below are some results from the 2022 Senior Survey.

Overall Satisfaction

On the 2022 senior survey, students were asked “Overall, how satisfied are you with your undergraduate education?” 85% percent reported that they were very or generally satisfied.

Very satisfied 29.1%
Generally satisfied 55.8%
Ambivalent 11.5%
Generally dissatisfied 2.7%
Very dissatisfied 1.0%

Skills & Abilities

Members of the Class of 2022 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 37.9% 39.6% 18.0% 4.5%
Creating original ideas and solutions 37.3% 39.2% 19.3% 4.2%
Developing global awareness 34.5% 36.6% 22.4% 6.5%
Functioning effectively as a member of a team 43.2% 35.1% 17.0% 4.7%
Judging the merits of arguments based on their sources, methods and reasoning 36.9% 39.5% 18.8% 4.8%
Leadership skills 39.9% 34.4% 19.9% 5.9%
Identifying moral and ethical issues 39.3% 37.8% 18.0% 5.0%
Relating well to people of different races, nations, and religions 35.8% 36.0% 21.5% 6.7%
Thinking critically 54.6% 33.4% 9.6% 2.4%
Acquiring broad knowledge across a number of fields 35.4% 39.5% 20.3% 4.8%
Understanding the complexity of social problems 44.9% 33.4% 17.0% 4.7%
Writing clearly and effectively 41.1% 35.0% 18.3% 5.6%

Fall Plans

Students were asked what they expected to be doing in the fall following graduation. At the point of taking the survey, 54% of job-seeking students had accepted a position. Over 17% 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.

Tell us what you expect to be doing to be doing THIS FALL. You need not be certain, just your preferred plans. Check all that apply.

Employed full-time 71.0%
Employed part-time 11.4%
Enrolled in a program of continuing education/graduate school 19.3%
Traveling or taking time for yourself 15.4%
Undecided 11.1%
Family or other caregiving 3.0%
Starting your own company or organization 2.7%
Enrolled in some other educational program 4.0%

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