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Tufts University

Medford, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate11%
Acceptance Rate11%

About Tufts

Tufts University Overview

Tufts University is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Medford, Massachusetts. Tufts was founded in 1852 and the school presently has around 13,293 students a year, including 6,676 undergraduates. Tufts ensures on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Tufts by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Tufts!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Tufts's theater groups.

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

Thinking of pledging? 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.

2022 Tufts Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 31%
Tuition $63,804
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $54,954

Is Tufts a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Tufts offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

Tufts Acceptance Rate 2022

Tufts is extremely difficult to get into. In 2022, Tufts accepted just 11% of all applicants. Out of 31,198 applications received in 2022, 3,566 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Tufts

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

About 97% 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. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Tufts Graduates

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

Check with Tufts directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Tufts

Tuition 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 $54,954 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 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded 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! No one should ever pay to fill out 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, is Tufts the school for you? 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, in the suburbs of Boston.

If you are interested in seeing Tufts for yourself, be sure to 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

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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

33 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Tufts SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1450 - 1530


Math SAT Range

730 - 790


Reading SAT Range

710 - 760

Tufts Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Tufts is like? There are approximately 13,293 students enrolled at Tufts, including 6,676 undergraduate students and 6,617 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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