If you are thinking about applying to Tufts, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the application fee is $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Tufts by April 1.
Tufts University offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/1.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Tufts is extremely difficult. Tufts evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Tufts **accepted 16% of students, around 3,770 of the 23,127 students who applied.
Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Tufts, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult. In 2021, Tufts waitlisted 2,136 students. Of those, 1017 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Tufts must submit the following items. Double check with Tufts's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Common Application or Coalition Application or QuestBridge Application, the Tufts Supplement|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Out of all students that were admitted, 27.8% submitted a class rank. At Tufts 84% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 97% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Tufts University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Tufts has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 59% of Tufts's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Tufts students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 680 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Tufts students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 680 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Tufts, you should strive to earn between 32 and 35 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Tufts's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.
A 32 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Tufts students. Only one out of every four students scored below 32.
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For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Tufts.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Tufts during the following terms: Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Tufts?
Students who are admitted to Tufts must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Tufts accept transfer credits?
Tufts accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Tufts accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Tufts accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Tufts?
No, Tufts is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Tufts? Tufts is a selective institution. The Tufts acceptance rate is 16%. This means that the institution accepts 16 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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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