A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Tufts University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
4 Colby St.
Medford, MA 02155
Website

Tufts University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
14%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1370-1520
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$28,076/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,222/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,377/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,872/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,973/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,538/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,215Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    24%
  • Quirky
    18%
  • Interesting
    16%
  • Liberal
    16%
  • Intelligent
    11%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Driven
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.80 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • "quirky"
    25%
  • Love it here. Can't wait for 3 more years.
    19%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Intellectually passionate
    14%
  • Liberalism 101
    14%
  • Always positively engaged
    8%
  • Always actively improving itself
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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Tufts is an amazing school! The intellectual environment is extremely is stimulative. The Professors are very passionate about what they teach and are open to helping any of their students. The food is good too! Students are generally friendly depending on the crowd you hang out with. The political environment is one of liberalism. I love this school and would attend it again when given the chance. There is diversity in terms of the many people from different backgrounds and categories. The surrounding area is beautiful! The school is not called the "Light on the Hill" for no reason
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I love Tufts! It's the perfect mix of everything I wanted- in a small college town but right near a big city, really incredible academics but not at all a cutthroat competitive vibe, good at sports (even our football team has finally started winning a lot of their games!) but it's also not the only part of anyone's life, etc.
Tufts is the best decision I have made. The people here are so kind, passionate and fun! I love all my classes and professors, the sports teams are successful yet so manageable, and the parties are great! I definitely recommend applying. Davis square is a quick walk away, and Boston is a short 20 minutes on the T