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Tufts University
Medford, MA
Tufts, founded in 1852, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Medford, a suburb of Boston.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,508
   Women 2,774 (50.4%)
   Men 2,734 (49.6%)
Graduate Students 5,981
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 14% of 20,223 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 729 average
690-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 714 average
680-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $68,200
  Tuition and Fees $52,430
  Room and Board $13,566
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $43,518
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 682
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Medford Population 57,170
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 65% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Jumbos
Sororities 16.7% of women participate
Fraternities 16% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.2% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
7.4% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.6% White
7.0% Unknown
International Students 10.3% from 82 countries
First-Year Students Returning 96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 86.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported