Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University

Medford, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$60,862

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
680
75th
780
25th
700
75th
35
25th
32
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,770
Declined 19,357
Total Received 23,127
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Private

6,383

undergraduate students

7,075

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 13,458
Established in 1852
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Tufts University
2 The Green
Medford, MA
02155

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
80%
Top 1/4
95%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
680
75th
780
25th
700
75th
35
25th
32

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Other application fee (may be waived with NACAC, College Board, access organization, or school waiver forms)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,770
Declined 19,357
Total Received 23,127

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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

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Financial Aid

41%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$43,508

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,560
Room $8,516
Board $7,114
Additional fees $1,302
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $77,492
Average Financial Aid - $43,508
Total with Avg. Aid $33,984

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,730,081
State $590,661
Institutional $87,175,113
Other external $2,827,321
Total $95,323,176

Non-need-based

Federal $169,588
State
Institutional $172,000
Other external $1,052,854
Total $1,394,442

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 617 627-2000
F: 617 627-3848
studentservices@tufts.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Fencing yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Ice hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Sailing yes
Soccer yes yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, boxing, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing,, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, shotokan karate, skiing, soccer, table tennis, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

boxing, cycling, equestrian sports, lacrosse, rugby, shotokan karate, skiing, soccer, table tennis, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, cheerleading, dodgeball, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing, soccer, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advanced General Dentistry. yes
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature. yes
Animal Genetics. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Arabic Language and Literature. yes
Archeology. yes yes
Architectural Engineering. yes
Architecture. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Astrophysics. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes yes
Biopsychology. yes
Biotechnology. yes yes yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other. yes yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemical Physics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry, Other. yes yes
Child Development. yes yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Cognitive Science, General. yes yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine. yes
Computational Science. yes yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Conservation Biology. yes
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis. yes
Dental Clinical Sciences, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Education, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
Engineering Science. yes
Engineering, General. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Epidemiology. yes
Experimental Psychology. yes yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes
Genetics, General. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes
German Studies. yes
Health Communication. yes
Health Services Administration. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes yes
Immunology. yes yes
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Law and Legal Studies. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes yes yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes
Italian Studies. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medical Science/Scientist. yes yes
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. yes
Microbiology and Immunology. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Orthodontics/Orthodontology. yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics. yes
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology. yes
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. yes
Public Health, Other. yes yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Statistics, General. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Veterinary Infectious Diseases. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. International Relations
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

13,458

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

47%

6,383
students

Female
53%
3,383

Male
47%
3,000

53%

7,075
students

Female
60%
4,232

Male
40%
2,843

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

5,861
students

Female
53%
3,119

Male
47%
2,742

8%

522
students

Female
51%
264

Male
49%
258

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 82
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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