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
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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
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,435Undergrads
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 39 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Quirky
    21%
  • Interesting
    15%
  • Liberal
    15%
  • Intelligent
    10%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Driven
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.81 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • "quirky"
    27%
  • Love it here. Can't wait for 3 more years.
    19%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • Intellectually passionate
    14%
  • Liberalism 101
    14%
  • Always positively engaged
    8%
  • Always actively improving itself
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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I absolutely love it here. Tufts is the place for you if you're not conservative and are looking for a well-recognized university without the cutthroat atmosphere of an ivy league. The people here are so genuinely kind and fascinated by the world around them; no one cares what anyone else's grades are, and you're much more likely to have a conversation about why standardized tests are philosophically atrocious than about what your standardized test scores were. Almost everyone here is a nerd, whether it be for science, theater, anime, or all of the above/anything in between.

If you are socially conservative (I am repeating this for emphasis) or care a ton about sports, you probably won't have a great time here. 90% of the school still doesn't know if we won the homecoming game, and that's exactly why I like it. Being openly socially conservative is, for better or for worse, like committing social suicide.
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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
It is a very good school, definitely focuses on academics. That being said, as a division 3 school, the athletics are more influential than I had thought they would be. Although, the party scene truly is whatever you make of it. If you want to go out often, you can, but there are plenty of other opportunities and events. That theme can be observed across many aspects of tufts. From academics to food there are people with similar beliefs and customs at all times. Most importantly, Tufts is very supportive of all beliefs, practices, and backgrounds.