Tuition & Fees

$56,382

$56,382

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
77%
600-699
21%
500-599
2%
700-800
79%
600-699
18%
500-599
3%
700-800
66%
600-699
31%
500-599
3%
30-36
91%
24-29
9%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,127
Declined + 17,974
Total Received 21,101
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Private (nonprofit)

5,541

undergraduate students

5,908

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. International Relations
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 3901
ACT 1922

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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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 11,449
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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Medford, MA

150-acre, suburban campus in Medford (population: 57,213) 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.

Tufts University
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155

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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
77%
600-699
21%
500-599
2%
700-800
79%
600-699
18%
500-599
3%
700-800
66%
600-699
31%
500-599
3%
30-36
91%
24-29
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
(may be waived with NACAC, College Board, access organization, or school waiver forms)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,127
Declined + 17,974
Total Received 21,101

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

Karen Richardson
Dean of Admissions
P: 617 627-3170
F: 617 627-3860
undergraduate.admissions@tufts.edu

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$45,107

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,172
Room $7,934
Board $6,626
Additional fees $1,210
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $71,942
Average Financial Aid - $45,107
Total with Avg. Aid $26,835

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,199,723
State $607,850
Institutional $82,277,101
Other external $2,276,663
Total $89,361,337

Non-need-based

Federal $78,415
State
Institutional $648,838
Other external $1,374,973
Total $2,102,226
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 15

Other
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Patricia Reilly
Director of Financial Aid
patricia.reilly@tufts.edu

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

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 Directors

John Morris (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Jumbo
School colors
brown and blue

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 Education
Art History
Art History/Museum Studies
Art/Art History
Astrophysics
Biochemical/Molecular Nutrition
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Biopsychology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology Engineering
Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Cellular/Molecular Physiology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Child Study/Human Development
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classical Archaeology
Classics
Clinical Developmental Health/Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Clinical/Translational Science
Clinical/Translational Science
Cognitive Brain Science Studies
Community Health
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Conservation Medicine
Dental Medicine
Dental Research
Drama
Earth/Ocean Sciences
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Physics
Engineering Psychology
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Environmental Studies
Experimental Psychology
Film Studies
Fine Arts
Food Policy/Applied Nutrition
French
Genetics
German
German Studies
Greek
History
History/Museum Studies
Human Factors
Humanitarian Assistance
Immunology
Infectious Disease/Global Health
Interdisciplinary Art
Interdisciplinary Doctorate
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
International Law
International Letters/Visual Studies
International Relations
Italian Studies
Japanese
Judaic Studies
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law/Diplomacy
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular Microbiology
Museum Education
Music
Neuroscience
Nutrition Communication
Nutrition Science/Policy
Nutritional Epidemiology
Occupational Therapy
Peace/Justice Studies
Pharmacology/Experimental Therapeutics
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy
Quantitative Economics
Religion
Russian Language/Literature
Russian/Eastern European Studies
School Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Urban/Environmental Policy/Planning
Veterinary Medicine
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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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

11,449

total students

20%

in-state

80%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

48%

5,541
students

Female
51%
2,823

Male
49%
2,718

52%

5,908
students

Female
60%
3,524

Male
40%
2,384

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,483
students

Female
51%
2,789

Male
49%
2,694

2%

58
students

Female
59%
34

Male
41%
24

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

9%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

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

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

17

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
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

International Student Contact

Greg Wong
Director of International Undergraduate Admissions
617 627-3180

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