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  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 is a highly rated private university located in Somerville, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,435 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Tufts acceptance rate is 14%. Popular majors include Economics, Biology, and International Relations and National Security Studies. Graduating 92% of students, Tufts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $50,600.
About Tufts University...
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

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
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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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 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 42 responses
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  • Passionate
    24%
  • Quirky
    19%
  • Interesting
    17%
  • Liberal
    14%
  • Intelligent
    12%
  • Preppy
    7%
  • Driven
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.84 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • "quirky"
    30%
  • Love it here. Can't wait for 3 more years.
    18%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Intellectually passionate
    15%
  • Liberalism 101
    13%
  • 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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Tufts University Reviews

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As a freshman at Tufts, I am constantly blown alway by endless opportunities available to undergraduate students at various academic departments, student-run organizations, and Tisch College of Civic Engagement. Students are here to learn from a wide range of perspectives and always listen carefully to one another to reexamine their thoughts. Even in today's political divisiveness, I find Tufts students relatively open-minded and tolerant to perspectives and thoughts that might be contrary to their own. Furthermore, as a student who plans on majoring in International Relations, I am always struck by how organized the program is here at Tufts. Professors and students are experts in their field, and I can easily see future diplomats and leading scholars in my classroom. There are conferences at the Fletcher school almost every week where leading scholars and researchers come and speak. I love Tufts!
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I'm a current Tufts 1+4 Fellow. I took a bridge year to learn Spanish, experience a different country and culture, and give back to the international community. After graduating high school and before beginning university I spent a year in Cuenca, Ecuador. I lived with a wonderful host family and volunteered with two different local organizations, a government branch and a tech startup. The 1+4 Program is unique because Tufts covers all costs for students on financial aid. Thank you Tufts!
As a graduate student in Tufts University's Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department, I am enrolled in the post masters Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies specializing in Urban Justice and Sustainability. I am able to pursue this program at Tufts in the Boston area even though I am a practicing planner residing and working in Roswell, NM. The faculty in this program are exceptional. The student colleagues are also working professionals with planning and other backgrounds such as law and education. I love this program because we are exposed to literature and ideas from many different fields. The assignments make us think as we attempt to articulate our ideas on a variety of community based social justice and sustainability issues and policies.