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About Tufts

Tufts Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Tufts is expected to release their ED1 decisions on Tuesday, December 14 at 7 pm EST. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Tufts Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Tufts University Overview

Tufts University is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Medford, Massachusetts. Tufts was founded in 1852 and now enrolls around 12,219 students a year, including 6,114 undergrads. Tufts provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Tufts! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Tufts's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Tufts students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Tufts has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Tufts has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Tufts on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Tufts on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Tufts for Fall 2022 is January 1.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Tufts by April 1.

2021 Tufts Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 16%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 59%
Tuition $59,560

Is Tufts a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at to get a better idea of what Tufts offers and if it sounds like a good fit for you.

Tufts Acceptance Rate 2021

It is extremely difficult to get into Tufts. In 2021, Tufts accepted just 16% of all applicants. In 2021, just 3,770 out of the 23,127 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tufts

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 92% of students who start at Tufts return for their second year of college. Around 94% of students who started at Tufts earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Tufts Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Tufts

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Tufts meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Tufts full-time are awarded $50,302 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,065 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Tufts. Based on this information, how does Tufts sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Tufts a good school for you?

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Where is Tufts?

Tufts is located in the suburban setting of Medford, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Boston.

If you want to see Tufts for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route I-93 to Medford, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Tufts and Medford are like without leaving home.

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College Info

419 Boston Ave Medford, MA 02155

Campus Setting: Suburban

Tufts Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tufts is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tufts is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Tufts ACT Scores


ACT Range

32 - 35

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Math SAT Range

700 - 780


Reading SAT Range

680 - 750

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Wondering what life at Tufts is like? There are approximately 12,219 students enrolled at Tufts, including 6,114 undergraduate students and 6,105 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 26% percent are from MA and 74% percent of students are from other states.


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