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Tufts University

Medford, MA

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Southeast Asian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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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/programmer, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
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Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
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Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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
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Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
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Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
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Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23,127
Applied
3,770
Accepted
6,114
Enrolled
16%
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Female Admissions

13,238
Females Applied
2,092
Females Accepted
16%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

9,889
Males Applied
1,678
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 4th 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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 680 750
SAT Math 700 780
ACT Composite 32 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

63,804
Private
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Fees

1,354
Full-time student fees
16,210
Room & board
8,832
Room only

Financial Aid

50,466
Avg. Financial Aid Package
50,302
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
59,907
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,791
Avg. Loan Aid
2,498
Avg. Grant Aid
48,915
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,114
Total Undergrad students
11%
International Students
74%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.43%
Black or African American 4.54%
White or Caucasian 50.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.07%
Asian 15.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 5.98%
Other 4.28%

Gender

Male (45.83%)
Female (54.17%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 51%

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

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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
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

1,079
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 666
Part-time - 413
Male - 546
Female - 533
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