About the School

Housing

Housing listings:
Housing listings are maintained for current and incoming Tufts Veterinary students. The website listings are intended to facilitate your housing search and in order to maintain helpful listings and good relationships with landlords, the site must be restricted to Tufts students (and incoming students) only. If you would like help locating housing or roommates, or need the username and password to search the housing listings, please email the summer housing coordinator at vethousing@tufts.edu.

Please note while the coordinator will do her best to help with your housing and roommate search, the coordinator cannot conduct site visits of each rental listing, guarantee the condition of apartments or reliability of landlords, and does not know every prospective roommate personally. Therefore, it will be up to you to conduct whatever screening and reference-checking you feel is necessary prior to signing a lease or choosing a roommate.

The following information is intended to help make your search for an apartment a little easier. Aside from these listings, there are a number of additional sources for rental or sale listings. You can access the web site for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette at www.telegram.com and search the real estate classified listings for rentals. You can also find additional housing postings on craigslist at craigslist.org.

TCSVM Housing Wiki

Please note that pets are not allowed on campus, and the school days are long. Please keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to have a dog while attending veterinary school. Please be advised that it is often difficult (but possible!) to find houses / apartments that are willing to take pets. Many of our current students who have pets (particularly dogs) find that they have to compromise on price or expand their housing to find places that accommodate pets. Some suggestions for getting landlords to allow your pets:

  • Telling a landlord that you are a vet student at Tufts may help.
  • Offer to provide a pet resume (have a letter written or list references from past landlords).
  • If a landlord implies that pets are not going to be allowed in their property because they are planning on replacing the carpet or redoing the floors, offer to take the apartment with the existing carpet or flooring. Often landlords are willing to allow pets in this case.

You can expect the average cost of rent with a roommate(s) to be anywhere between $400-$900 per month and by yourself could range from $700-$1600. In some cases advertised rents include some or all utilities, and in some cases utilities costs are additional. Landlords should be able to give you an estimate of any additional costs.

Students may wish to consider the benefits of renter's insurance. A quick internet search will provide you with sites of several insurance companies so you can compare rates and benefits.

Grafton is close to the Mass Pike and a couple of malls. Grafton is about 45 to 75 minutes out of Boston, Providence, and RI depending on traffic. The campus is just steps away from the Grafton Station on the Worcester/Framingham MBTA line. If you are considering commuting to campus via the MBTA rail, please note the schedule - not all of the train runs stop at the Grafton station. If you have questions on neighborhoods, please ask the coordinator.

Towns to look for housing in include the following. Please note that the number in parentheses correlates with the approximate distance from the town center to Tufts Veterinary School.

  • Ashland (12)
  • Auburn (11)
  • Boylston (9)
  • Framingham (17)
  • Grafton (4)
  • Grafton-North (2)
  • Grafton-South (7)
  • Hopkinton (11)
  • Marlborough (13)
  • Mendon (15)
  • Milford (18)
  • Millbury (7)
  • Northborough/Northboro (7)
  • Northbridge/Whitinsville (12)
  • Shrewsbury (5)
  • Sutton (10)
  • Upton (10)
  • Westborough/Westboro (4)
  • Worcester (6)
  • Worcester-East Side/Grafton Hill/Grafton Road (7)
  • Worcester-UMASS Medical School Area (8)