Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Tufts University is a private institution established in 1852 with suburban setting located at Medford. It is ranked 29 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $56,382 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,541. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#29 in national university
Location Medford, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1852
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
5,541 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $56,382
Outstate Tuition Fee $56,382
Room and Board Fees $14,560
$66,500 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


14% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
4.05 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition, Quest Bridge

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is the primary language and the language of instruction in secondary school

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$46,384 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$44,967 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $73,500
97% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 15
Forms to be submitted CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Students may use Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC scholarships at Tufts. Scholarships may include funding towards tuition costs and, in some case, monthly stipends. Tufts ROTC students participate in ROTC through units at nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For details and application materials, contact Army, Navy or Air Force recruiters.


5,541 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
97% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
93% Students graduate within 6 years