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Tuition & Fees

$48,643

$48,643

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,469
Declined + 14,937
Total Received 18,406
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. International Relations
  2. Economics
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Tufts, founded in 1852, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Medford, a suburb of Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 10,872
Established in 1852
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3901
ACT 1922

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

5,225

undergraduate students

5,647

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
65%
600-699
31%
500-599
4%
700-800
75%
600-699
23%
500-599
2%
700-800
68%
600-699
30%
500-599
2%
30-36
80%
24-29
19%
18-23
1%
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Medford, MA

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Fun Facts

  • The founder of Ebay (Pierre Omidyar) graduated from Tufts University.
  • Painting messages (ads, political messages, birthday notes, etc.) on the cannon replica on the Tufts University campus is a competitive affair--and one that only happens only at night.
  • Acts that have performed at Tufts University's annual Spring Fling include Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, LL Cool J, Ben Folds Five, Reel Big Fish, Guster, Lupe Fiasco, Dropkick Murphys, Ludacris, and OK Go.
  • A rogue, anonymous group leaves pumpkins in fun and funny places all over the Tufts University campus each year around Halloween. The school calls it "pumpkining!"

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Medford, MA

150-acre, suburban campus in Medford (population: 57033), five miles from Boston; medical center campus in downtown Boston. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation between campuses. Public transportation serves campus.

Tufts University
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 14% of male students
 
4 sororities 19% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
91%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
65%
600-699
31%
500-599
4%
700-800
75%
600-699
23%
500-599
2%
700-800
68%
600-699
30%
500-599
2%
30-36
80%
24-29
19%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1 and January 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,469
Declined + 14,937
Total Received 18,406

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lee A. Coffin
Dean of Admissions
P: 617 627-3170
F: 617 627-3860
admissions.inquiry@ase.tufts.edu

Cost

Tuition $47,596
Room $6,876
Board $5,758
Additional fees $1,047
Books & supplies $800
Total $62,077
Average Financial Aid - $38,008
Total with Avg. Aid $24,069

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,008

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,030,046
State $194,652
Institutional $64,035,482
Other external $1,950,921
Total $69,211,101

Non-need-based

Federal $17,278
State $0
Institutional $56,500
Other external $707,898
Total $781,676

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
sailing
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Jumbos
School colors
brown and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Agriculture/Food/Environment
American Studies
Animals/Public Policy
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Arabic
Archaeology
Architectural Studies
Art History
Astrophysics
Biochemical/Molecular Nutrition
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Biopsychology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology Engineering
Cell/Molecular Physiology
Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology
Cellular/Molecular Physiology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Child Development
Chinese
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classics
Clinical/Translational Science
Cognitive Brain Science Studies
Community Health
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Comparative Religion
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Conservation Medicine
Dentistry
Drama
Drama/Dance
East European Studies
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Physics
Engineering Psychology
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
Fine Arts
Food Policy/Applied Nutrition
French
Genetics
Geology
German
German Area Studies
Greek
Health Communication
History
Human Factors
Humanitarian Assistance
Immunology
International Affairs
International Business
International Law
International Letters/Visual Studies
International Relations
Italian Studies
Japanese
Judaic Studies
Laboratory Animal Medicine
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law/Diplomacy
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular Microbiology
Music
Neuroscience
Nutrition Communication
Nutrition Science/Policy
Nutritional Epidemiology
Occupational Therapy
Peace/Justice Studies
Pharmacology/Experimental Therapeutics
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy
Romance Languages
Russian
Russian Studies
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Urban/Environmental Policy/Planning
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

48%

5,225
students

Female
51%
2,653

Male
49%
2,572

Graduate

52%

5,647
students

Female
58%
3,274

Male
42%
2,373

undergraduateFull-time

98%

5,141
students

Female
51%
2,603

Male
49%
2,538

undergraduatePart-time

2%

84
students

Female
60%
50

Male
40%
34

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

15%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

17

courses

Minimum transfers must complete

17

courses

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 71
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Republic Of Korea
Singapore
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jennifer Simons
Director of International Undergraduate Admissions
617 627-3180

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