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Tufts University

Medford, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate10%

About Tufts

Tufts University is a private research university in Medford, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. Tufts is ranked among the top universities in the US and is known for its strong academic programs and emphasis on interdisciplinary learning

Some of the most popular majors at Tufts include biology, psychology, computer science, political science, engineering, and international relations. There are many research opportunities for students at Tufts in addition to internships and co-op programs. The location right outside of Boston allows students to take advantage of extra professional opportunities.

The academic experience at Tufts can be described as challenging, intellectually stimulating, and rewarding. Smaller class sizes allow for more personalized instruction and mentorship. Students are encouraged to follow their interests through interdisciplinary study options like double majors, combined degree programs, minors, and custom course planning. 

Tufts competes at the NCAA Division III level and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference, along with schools like Hamilton, Amherst, and Williams. Some of the most popular sports at Tufts are basketball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, and tennis. 

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Students who wish to study several fields will often opt to minor in another subject that interests them. Some of the most unique minors at Tufts include entrepreneurship, film and media studies, cognitive and brain sciences, food systems and nutrition, and music engineering.

What the CC Community is saying about Tufts

"Tufts definitely has had that [quirky] vibe in the past. However, the social scene nowadays is especially vibrant and alive - if you seek it."

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Tufts University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Medford, Massachusetts. Tufts was founded in 1852. The university currently enrolls around 13,431 students a year, including 6,815 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Tufts University

It is extremely difficult to get into Tufts. The acceptance rate at Tufts is 10%. In 2022, 3,381 out of 34,881 total applicants were accepted.

Tufts University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 10%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%

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Tufts University is located in the town of Medford, Massachusetts, near Boston.

If you are interested in seeing 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 University and Medford are like without leaving home.

College Info

2 The Green 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

Tufts University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Tufts SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1460 - 1540


Math SAT Range

740 - 790


Reading SAT Range

710 - 760

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Wondering what life at Tufts is like? There are approximately 13,431 students enrolled at Tufts, including 6,815 undergraduate students and 6,616 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 29% percent are from MA and 71% percent of students are from other states.


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