Tufts University

Medford, MA, USA
4.35 Average Rating

Tufts University is a 4-year private institution with three campuses in the Boston area. Tufts is home to 12 colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 90 academic majors and minors. The school is known for their popular a capella scene, including the Beelzebubs who have performed on NBC’s The Sing-Off and Glee. For a break from campus, the university’s location provides access to Davis Square featuring thrift shops, duckpin bowling, and public transit to Boston.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
15%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019 December 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other January 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
20%
Out-Of-State Students
69%
57%
Submitting ACT
43%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1473
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,540
Total Number of Undergrads
5,643
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
20%
40-99 Students
8%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
89%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,825
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$58,578
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$58,578
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,086
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$43,744
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,904
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$42,410

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
22%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,846
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$186
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
341
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
65%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Jumbos
School Colors
Blue/Brown
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Small College Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Washington
San Francisco
Chicago
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$75,800
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What Students Are Saying

4.35 Average Rating
The students here are brilliant and genuinely nice. So many opportunities, from clubs, to internships, to research projects. And if you can't find them here, Boston is just a T ride away.
Emily from Freehold, NJ
Tufts is certainly a place that fosters discussion. Though it's about as homogeneous as you'd expect a small, northeastern american university to be, its minority groups and their opinions are well-respected and represented, and Tufts students are, almost to a one, very accepting. Academics-wise, class size has been my favourite aspect of the Tufts education: in the first semester of my freshman year, three of my four courses had twenty students or fewer.
John from Somerville, MA
Tufts is a school for nerds who are uninhibited by pretension. Everyone has the right to pursue their interests with the full support and respect of the community.Tufts is everyone's Disneyland.
Matt from Indianapolis, IN
Tufts is a community of Global Citizens-- students and faculty who want to make this world a better place from our campus community to the global community. People here each have unique passions that could work to isolate us all; however, Tufts magically connects us all as friends and family, bridging our differences into a sense of admiration and sparking perspective-altering discussions.
Proud Jumbo from Oakland, CA
Tufts is a prestigious university dedicated to assuring that its students get the most out of their Tufts education. The staff is extremely helpful and willing to help students for as long as they need. Tufts is highly recommended to any senior and it is certainly an unforgettable experience!
Kay
tufts is a phenomenal research university. it's a great community made up of interesting and friendly students and professors, and it's welcoming to students with every academic interest imaginable. you'll like it here.
Thomas from Braintree, MA

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