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Tufts University Overview

Tufts University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Medford, Massachusetts. The suburban atmosphere of Medford makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Tufts University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$61,401 Avg Cost After Aid
11% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Tufts may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The 0% student loan default rate at Tufts is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Tufts is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Tufts makes roughly $74,430 a year. This is 82% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • It takes the average Tufts student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Tufts University?


Contact details for Tufts are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Medford, MA 02155-5555
Phone: 617-628-5000

How Do I Get Into Tufts?

You can apply to Tufts online at:

Admission Requirements for Tufts

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Tufts?

11% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
32% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Tufts is 11%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 12%, and the acceptance rate for women is 11%.

Average Test Scores

About 32% of students accepted to Tufts submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 710 and 760. Math scores were between 730 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Tufts University  ( 710 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Tufts University  ( 730 to 790 )
Tufts received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 33 and 35.

ACT Composite Scores for Tufts University  ( 33 to 35 )

Can I Afford Tufts University?

$61,401 Net Price
21% Take Out Loans
0.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Tufts is $61,401. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Tufts, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $7,418 a year. That adds up to $29,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Tufts is 0.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Tufts University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,509 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,676 undergraduate students at Tufts, with 6,509 being full-time and 167 being part-time.


There are also 6,617 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,509 full-time undergraduates at Tufts, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Tufts University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,012
Black or African American 339
Hispanic or Latino 589
White 3,101
International Students 755
Other Races/Ethnicities 713

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Tufts University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 101 countries are represented at Tufts. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Tufts University

1,119 Took All Classes Online
6,235 Took At Least One Class Online
496.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,235 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Tufts has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 28th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Tufts

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Tufts University was 496.5%. This is the #159 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Tufts regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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