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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 is a highly rated private university located in Somerville, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,483 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Tufts acceptance rate is 15%. Popular majors include Economics, Biology, and Computer Science. Graduating 93% of students, Tufts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $51,200.
About Tufts University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
419 Boston Ave
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
15%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1410-1540
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,449/ 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
$38,605/ 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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,483Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
58
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    24%
  • Quirky
    17%
  • Interesting
    15%
  • Intelligent
    13%
  • Liberal
    13%
  • Preppy
    7%
  • Creative thinker
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • "quirky"
    27%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • Love it here. Can't wait for 3 more years.
    16%
  • Intellectually passionate
    13%
  • Liberalism 101
    11%
  • Always positively engaged
    7%
  • 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
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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!