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

Website: www.tufts.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,541
Undergraduate
Students
(50.9%) 2,823 Women
(49.1%) 2,718 Men
5,908
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
15% of 21,101 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
710-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,500
Tuition and Fees
$56,382
Room and Board
$14,560
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$49,416
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,014
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
681
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Medford Population
57,170
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Jumbos
Sororities
16.7% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.2% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.0% White
6.2% Unknown
International Students
10.5% from 74 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Medford, MA 02155
Phone
(617) 627-3170
Fax
(617) 627-3860
E-mail
undergraduate.admissions@tufts.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Common Application or Coalition Application or QuestBridge Application, the Tufts Supplement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 21,101 applicants were admitted
Women
13% of 12,237 applicants were admitted
Men
17% of 8,864 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,421 (45%) of 3,127 admitted students enrolled
Women
743 (45%) of 1,644 admitted students enrolled
Men
678 (46%) of 1,483 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,504
Students Accepting Wait List Position
635
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
710-780 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
79%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
700-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
77%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
2%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
88%
Score of 24 - 29
9%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$73,500
Tuition and Fees
$56,382
Room and Board
$14,560
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,558
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
studentservices@ase.tufts.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 5
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002219
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
776 (50.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
609 (77.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
609 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
609 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,416
Need-Based Gift
Received by 561 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,886
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 509 (89.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,881
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 19 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
19 (.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $500

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,393 (43.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,065 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,028 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,993 (97.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
98%
Average Award
$47,195
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,901 (95.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,887
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,817 (90.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,666
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 157 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
157 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,400

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
33%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,014
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
142
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Number of Awards
67
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,769
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Computer and information sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
New England Conservatory of Music
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
681
Part-Time Faculty
396
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,772,227
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1039
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Engineering Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • International Development
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Museum Studies
  • Psychology--General

Location and Setting


Medford Population
57,170
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
150 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Boston
Nearest Train Station
Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
37%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security lighting, call boxes to campus police

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Jumbos
School Colors
Brown and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Fencing x      
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Sailing x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing    
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cheerleading, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, leonard carmichael society (community service), tufts dance collective, intramural sports, tufts daily (newspaper), tufts mountain club
Sororities
16.7% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,541
Women
2,823 (50.9%)
Men
2,718 (49.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,483
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.2% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.0% White
6.2% Unknown
International Students.
10.5% from 74 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
5,908

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
91.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
93.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 8%
Law 11%
Medicine 9%
Veterinary Medicine 1%

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