Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University

Medford, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$58,578

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
66%
600-699
30%
500-599
3%
700-800
78%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
0
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,143
Declined 18,358
Total Received 21,501
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Private

5,643

undergraduate students

5,903

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 11,546
Established in 1852
Coeducational Coeducational

150-acre, suburban campus in Medford (population: 57,797) on the border Somervillle, five miles from Boston; arts campus in downtown Boston. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation between campuses. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Tufts University
2 The Green
Medford
02155

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64.6%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Leonard Carmichael Society (community service)
  • Tufts Dance Collective
  • intramural sports
  • Tufts Daily (newspaper)
  • Tufts Mountain Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Fling
  • Supershow

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • security lighting, call boxes to campus police

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
78%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
66%
600-699
30%
500-599
3%
700-800
78%
600-699
18%
500-599
2%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,143
Declined 18,358
Total Received 21,501

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $57,324
Room & board $15,086
Additional fees $1,254
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,536
Total $76,200
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill)

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Cheerleading, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill)

Club Sports Men

Rock climbing, Table tennis

Club Sports Women

Rock climbing, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Arabic Language and Literature
Archeology
Architectural Engineering
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biopsychology
Biotechnology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Psychology
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
East Asian Studies
Ecology
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
European Studies/Civilization
Experimental Psychology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Intermedia/Multimedia
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Greek Language and Literature
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Sociology
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Urban Studies/Affairs
Western European Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

11,546

total students

24.2%

in-state

75.8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

49%

5,643
students

Female
52%
2,916

Male
48%
2,687

51%

5,943
students

Female
59%
3,529

Male
41%
2,414

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,494
students

Female
53%
2,867

Male
47%
2,627

2%

109
students

Female
45%
49

Male
55%
60

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 96%
Student 4 year graduation rate 87%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

47

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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