Tufts University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Carmichael Hall at Tufts University
Carmichael Hall at Tufts University (more photos). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Tufts University Description:

Located in Medford, Massachusetts, about five miles from Boston, Tufts University is a highly selective and well-respected comprehensive university. Of the many schools that make up Tufts University, only the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering offer undergraduate degrees. Popular undergraduate majors span a wide range of disciplines from English to economics to art.

Academics are supported by a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Tufts takes pride in its Noble Prize and Emmy Award winning alums, its high percentage of students who study abroad, and the great number of students who join the Peace Corps. The Tufts Jumbos compete mostly in the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).

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Admissions Data (2015):

    Enrollment (2015):

    • Total Enrollment: 11,137 (5,290 undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
    • 99% Full-time

    Costs (2016 - 17):

    • Tuition and Fees: $52,430
    • Books: $800
    • Room and Board: $13,556
    • Other Expenses: $1,404
    • Total Cost: $68,190

    Tufts University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 50%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 41%
      • Loans: 28%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $36,384
      • Loans: $7,444

    Academic Programs:

    • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Economics, English, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Teacher Education

    Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
    • Transfer-Out Rate: 3%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 88%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 93%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Swimming, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Golf
    • Women's Sports: Rowing, Sailing, Swimming, Field Hockey, Fencing, Basketball, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Tufts University Mission Statement:

    mission statement from https://www.tufts.edu/about/mission-vision

    "Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We are committed to providing transformative experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world."