5,541
Students
Financial aid thermometer
45,107
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
14
14%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
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Overview

Tufts University is a University institution located in Medford, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA  02155
United States
Contact Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: undergraduate.admissions@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3170
Fax: 617-627-3860

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
African Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Asian Studies (Southeast) Checkmark
European Studies Checkmark
European Studies (Western) Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer Programming Checkmark
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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Elementary Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Architectural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Geological/geophysical Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
Arabic Checkmark
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
Foreign Languages And Literatures Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Modern Greek Checkmark
Romance Languages Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Public Health Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
Biopsychology Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Clinical Psychology Checkmark
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Experimental Psychology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Intermedia/multimedia Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Theater Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21,101
Applied
3,127
Accepted
5,541
Enrolled
15%
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Female Admissions

12,237
Females Applied
1,644
Females Accepted
13%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

8,864
Males Applied
1,483
Males Accepted
17%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Common Application or Coalition Application or QuestBridge Application, the Tufts Supplement

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th May 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 700 760
SAT Math 710 780
ACT Composite 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

55,172
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Fees

1,210
Full-time student fees
14,560
Room & board
7,934
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

45,107
Avg. Financial Aid Package
46,384
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
54,985
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,112
Avg. Loan Aid
4,000
Avg. Grant Aid
42,763
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
98%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
98%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,541
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.82%
Black or African American 4.02%
White or Caucasian 56.36%
Asian 11.82%
Two or more races 4.91%
Other 5.58%

Gender

Male (49.05%)
Female (50.95%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 63%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spring Fling and Supershow

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Leonard Carmichael Society (community service), Tufts Dance Collective, intramural sports, Tufts Daily (newspaper) and Tufts Mountain Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
security lighting, call boxes to campus police

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

1,077
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 681
Part-time - 396
Male - 562
Female - 515