15%

Acceptance Rate

$43,744

Avg.Financial Aid

002219

FAFSA Code

About Tufts University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

11,586

Website

www.tufts.edu

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CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Tufts University was founded in the year 1852 is a private not-for-profit institution type. The core of the university is to exemplify the spirit of what Tufts is, as well as the values and priorities that will guide them over the coming years. The university is also regionally accredited and is recognized by the Commission on Institution of Higher Education (CIHE). The mission of the TU is to be a student-centered research university that is properly dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge.

Tufts University, which is located in Medford, MA is a private university. Tufts University covers an area of 150 acres. It was in 1852 when the Tufts University was founded. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Tufts University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Pax et Lux (Latin) and its official colors are tufts blue and brown. The total enrolment stands at 11,878 (fall 2019) students at Tufts University. Around 5,907 and 5,971 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 1,546 (fall 2019) academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 53% of the students are females and 47% are males. Notably, Tufts University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At TU around 53% are white, 14% are Asian, and 11% are Non-resident alien. Moreover, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 168 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Dom DeLuise (Comedian, Television producer), Ram Dass (Psychologist, Author), Rainn Wilson (Television director, Comedian), and Pierre Omidyar (Programmer, Businessperson). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 400 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by TU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). $1 billion (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Tufts University.

Location & Contact

Address

Contact

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Phone: 6176285000
Fax: 6176273860
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Tufts University at the 34th position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

15%

SAT Range

1380 - 1530

ACT Range

31 - 34

Application Fee

$75

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to TU is difficult. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $75, as part of the admission process at TU. The SAT score in the range of 1390-1540 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 32 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Tufts University is 33. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555. To gather more information, they can call them at (617) 628-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,825

Average Annual Cost

$55,172

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,210

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,560

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,558

Total One Year Cost

$73,500

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to TU. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $76,200. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($58,578), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($15,086), and budget for other expenses ($1,536). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

9:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

96%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$14,703

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

206 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

159 Graduates

Computer Science

153 Graduates

Biology, General

115 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

86 Graduates

Political Science and Government

73 Graduates

Public Health

72 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

64 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

56 Graduates

Biopsychology

50 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

48 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

46 Graduates

History

44 Graduates

Mathematics

41 Graduates

Area Studies

39 Graduates

Cognitive Science

39 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

36 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

34 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

31 Graduates

Sociology

30 Graduates

Human Computer Interaction

27 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

24 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

23 Graduates

Anthropology

22 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

19 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

18 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

16 Graduates

Chemistry

16 Graduates

Peace Studies and Conflict Resoluti...

16 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

15 Graduates

Philosophy

15 Graduates

Civil Engineering

13 Graduates

Physics

13 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

12 Graduates

Music

11 Graduates

Computer Engineering

10 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

10 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

9 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

9 Graduates

Architecture

8 Graduates

Cultural Studies/Critical Theory an...

8 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

8 Graduates

Engineering Science

7 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

6 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

6 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

5 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

5 Graduates

Engineering, General

4 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

4 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

3 Graduates

Biotechnology

3 Graduates

Archeology

2 Graduates

Engineering Physics

2 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,643

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

12%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

56% White

5% Unknown

4% Black

7% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

10% Non Resident alien

13% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

68%

Out Of State

20%

In State

12%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$82,794 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 97% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

97%

Undergrads in College Housing

62%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,934/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,626/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,626/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Jumbo

School Colors

brown and blue

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

New England Small College Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

415

Total Female Athletes

326

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

29

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Squash

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Fencing

Field Hockey

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Squash

Sailing

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At TU, $15,086 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Tufts University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at TU costs around $6,626 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 47% male and 53% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$51,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$75,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$14,000

$25,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$145 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$43,744

Students Receiving Federal Grants

11%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,904

Students Receiving State Aid

2%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,162

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

36%

Average Aid Per Year

$42,410

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$65,888

$30K - $48K

$61,951

$48K - $75K

$55,891

$75K - $110K

$44,965

> $110K

$20,234

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$95,323,176

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,394,442

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at TU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at Tufts University is around $45,424 and the federal grant is $5,522. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $3,159 and institutional aid worth $45,424. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at TU based on students' financial needs add up to $95,323,176 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $1,394,442.

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