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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
419 Boston Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference

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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
15%
    SAT Range
    1380-1530
    ACT Range
    31-34
    Application Fee
    $75
    SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App
    Yes

    Cost

    Net Price
    $26,825/ year
    National
    $15,523
    Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
    Average Total Aid Awarded
    $43,744/ year
    National
    $7,535
    Students Receiving Financial Aid
    45%

    Academics

    Professors
    A+
    Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
    Student Faculty Ratio
    9:1
    Evening Degree Programs
    No
    86%
    of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
    74%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
    48%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

    Majors

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    5,508Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    135
    Undergrads Over 25
    1%
    Pell Grant
    11%
    Varsity Athletes
    15%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 48 responses
    Report
    • Passionate
      25%
    • Quirky
      19%
    • Interesting
      15%
    • Intelligent
      13%
    • Liberal
      13%
    • Preppy
      6%
    • Creative thinker
      4%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    100%
    Poll
    61%
    of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.95 responses
    Poll
    59%
    of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.109 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 47 responses
    Report
    • "quirky"
      26%
    • Intellectually passionate
      17%
    • Awesome
      15%
    • Love it here. Can't wait for 3 more years.
      15%
    • Liberalism 101
      11%
    • Always positively engaged
      6%
    • Home away from home
      2%

      After College

      Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
      $75,800/ year
      National
      $33,028
      Graduation Rate
      93%
      National
      49%
      Employed 2 Years After Graduation
      92%
      National
      83%
      83%
      of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

      Tufts University Reviews

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      The college transition is hard! And I think freshman year is hard no matter where you go, so the difficult things I experienced this past semester weren't specific to Tufts.

      Pros: The best part about Tufts to me is the resources in general: a diverse array of clubs to find affinity with other students, as well as a counseling center, career center, center that addresses issues of sexual assault, financial aid office, Academic Resource Center, Student Accessibility Services, etc. The classes and professors are pretty amazing at Tufts. The food is great and accessible to people with dietary restrictions/allergies.
      Cons: It is a predominantly white university, which certainly takes getting used to, and I think the biggest issues I have with Tufts are issues of race. The faculty isn't nearly diverse enough, and neither are the students. The race classes are fantastic, but I wish they were required or something because the people in them are usually already "woke".
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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!
      The most surprising thing about Tufts is the people -- I remember going on college tours how every tour guide mentioned that the people are amazing, but I never took that to heart because it seemed cliche and I did not know how authentic it was...however, Tufts is the real deal. I have never been in an environment where every person I meet is so friendly, curious, accepting, and interested/appreciative of your hobbies/extracurriculars/passions. Tufts is a place to thrive, explore your interests, and take risks - very happy here!