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Tufts University
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  • 4 Year
  • MEDFORD, MA

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

419 BOSTON AVE
MEDFORD, MA 02155
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
From Tufts University

Tufts is a medium-sized research and liberal arts university of ~6,000 undergraduate students, located in the greater Boston area. We encourage close student-faculty relationships, foster a culture of research and innovation, and celebrate the diverse experiences of our students, who are known for being intellectually playful, down-to-earth, driven, and civic-minded. Our students enroll in one of three schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, or the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). Tufts proudly meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need of all admitted students, regardless of citizenship.

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Tufts University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 4
Acceptance Rate
16%
SAT Range
1380-1530
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,720 / 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
$43,436 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
44%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 82 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 82 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    81%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,938 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
176
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Passionate
    25%
  • Quirky
    19%
  • Interesting
    15%
  • Intelligent
    11%
  • Liberal
    11%
  • Preppy
    9%
  • Creative thinker
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 100 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
  • "quirky"
    29%
  • Intellectually passionate
    15%
  • Awesome
    13%
  • Love it here. Can't wait for 3 more years.
    13%
  • Liberalism 101
    12%
  • Always positively engaged
    8%
  • Always actively improving itself
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$75,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
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

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