• Address: 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155‎, USA

  • Phone Number: 617-627-2000

  • Website: https://www.tufts.edu/

About

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.

The people at university are committed to providing transformative experiences for students and faculty in a collaborative environment where all the creative scholars generate ideas and innovate in complex challenges. The vision of the university is to be an innovator of creative scholar across a broad range of schools who have a profound impact on the world.

  • The total student population of the university is 11,489 in which 10,545 are Full-time and 944 are Part-time.

  • The student to faculty ratio is 8:1.


Graduation Rate

The institute has a graduation rate of 92%. The university provides all the support to their students to earn their degree and guide them to reach their goal. The outcomes of TU is really very good and almost all the students who are serious can easily complete their education easily. The institute also has a very less number of dropouts and a very high number of graduates in recent years. But it also takes 6 years for some students to graduate.


Online Education

Online courses are designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses for students. They are carefully designed to have the same academic rigor and expectations for teaching, studying, and achievement as their face-to-face counterparts in the university,

Most online courses at the university have greater freedom to interact with the course content. Students can interact with the instructors and peers using tools provided and can also submit their written work. The online courses work the same way as the other classes and courses on the campus.


Reviews 

Reviews from the students say that the students and faculty are extremely approachable and friendly.

  • The campus is beautiful, socially it is a lot of fun, and academically it is incredibly stimulating. Everybody here will find what they need and succeed in their respective majors.

  • The world-class teaching and faculty make Tufts stand out from others. Faculties are always available to guide and help students academically anytime.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Medford , Massachusetts

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002219

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Institutional Accreditation

CIHE

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.tufts.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

Student organizations on campus serve both an educational and social function, offering the students the opportunity to engage with other students and develop communication skills, and leadership skills. There are over 300 organizations and clubs to choose from and students are able to come together with similar interests to experience and innovate and to learn new things every day.

  • The university bookstore is dedicated by supporting students with their academic and student life. There are various books, items, apparels, electronic gadgets, and much more that are available for the students to purchase and rent.

  • There are also various facilities provided to the athletes. Various sports like baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer are being played by the students. Tufts University Football team is considered the best for their dynamic gameplay. There are Athletic staff, calendar, as well as other facilities for the athletes which helps them to build their gameplay and form a stronger team.

  • TU also offers a variety of housing options for students of all years. There are various housing options available in various different categories to choose from. Students can request for various housing accommodations.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 8: 1
Total Population 11,489
Student Population Full Time: 10,545 Part Time: 944
Gender Division Male: 45 % Female: 55 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 91 %

The College Monk

Female: 93 %

Total Graduation Rate: 92 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Tufts University offers 14 online programs across 5 Majors

Health Science

Offering 9 programs accross 3 degrees

Arts

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Agriculture

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Tufts University Acceptance Rate is 14%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $75
Graduate Application Fee $85

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 20,223
Total Applicants Admitted 2,889
Applicants Enrolled 1,336
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,336
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Tufts University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 651
Number of students submitting ACT scores 687
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 49%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 51%
SAT Math 715 average 680 - 750 range
SAT Critical Reading 730 average 690 - 770 range
SAT Writing 715 average 680 - 750 range
ACT Composite 31 average 30 - 33 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Admissions Requirements

The admissions process at Tufts is simple and are almost similar to any other universities. If you're a first-year student, the university uses Common application and Coalition Application. You have to apply for everything, including writing supplement. A student has to submit the following documents to the university to further the admission process.

  1. Complete filling Common or Coalition Application including Letter of Recommendation from a senior or junior year major course and letter from the school counselor. In addition to LOR, a student should also be good in their extracurricular activities. The university looks students as to how he can contribute to the whole TU community. 

  2. Fully completed Tufts writing supplement.

  3. An official high school transcript including senior grades, testing, TOEFL, and Art Portfolio that has to be submitted before the application deadline with the application fee of $75.

All the above documents have to be submitted online via the Common or Coalition application website. If any of the above materials cannot be sent through online can be mailed to the university.

Application Fee

The application fee varies from a degree to degree. The amount that you need to pay to UG and graduate degree is given below.

Undergraduate Application Fee - $75.

Graduate Application Fee - $85.


Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Tufts University is 14%, that is out of 20,200 applications received only 2,800 students are been accepted. You are also selected based on your performance and past academic records. The university is very selective and you've to be extremely talented and a student who is exceptionally good to get into it.

You can also speak to the students who have already graduated and also know about the institution's operations, acceptance rates, and more based on your scores. SHU receives numerous application every year, but the university accepts only those who are academically and mentally very strong.


SAT Requirements

SAT is the standard exam that is widely used by the university in the United States for college admissions. SAT scores that are required to get into the TU are given below.

SAT Section Average Score Score Range
Math 715 680 - 750
Critical Reading 730 690 - 770
Writing 715 680 - 750

ACT Requirements

The ACT scores that are needed to go into TU is with a composite score of 31. The scores range between 30-33. The University’s school code for ACT is 1922. The number of students who submitted the ACT scores is 687. The university is very competitive and receives numerous applications. You have to be unique to be one among TU.


GPA Requirements

The average GPA that is required to get into NYU is 4.0. The university is very competitive and it requires students to put in lots of efforts and to be top of the class. You should have A's in all the subjects to compete with other students who apply. A very good test scores and GPA would easily help a student get a place in Tufts.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Various Aid and Assitance is provided to the students according to the criteria’s. The department of financial works round the clock with assisting their students with all the financial assistance process. Students have to fill the FAFSA form at first to know the available resources.

Tufts University federal school code is 002219.

  • Federal aid assistance provided includes It includes Federal work-study, Pell grants, Federal supplemental educational opportunity grant (FSEOG). About 11% of the students are awarded Pell grants.

  • The scholarships from Tufts are Adler Pollock and Sheehan Diversity Scholarship, Albert and Fenner Business Consultants, Great Lakes National Scholarship are being offered to the students. Grants like Tufts Grants are also being provided. About 36% of the students are being awarded to the students.

  • State aid includes Mass. Grants & Gilbert Grants.

  • Military aid like Post 9/11 GI Bill and yellow ribbon program are also being provided to the students.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Adler Pollock and Sheehan Diversity Scholarship $10,000 Undergraduate student. Student representing a diverse group. June 1st, 2019
Albert and Fenner Business Consultants $1,000 Student registered at an accredited Post secondary Institution. June 12th, 2019
JVS Scholarship Program. Varies Minimum GPA of 2.7. Student pursue higher education full-time. March 15th, 2019
Orazio DiMauro Foundation Scholarship. Varies Students majoring in engineering or attending medical school. Resident of the greater Bridgeport. March 31st, 2019
Great Lakes National Scholarship $2,500 Undergraduate or graduate student. GPA with 2.75 or more. April 5th, 2019
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tufts Grants Varies Undergraduates. U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at Tufts. Varies
Institutional Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tufts Subsidized Work-Study Varies Undergraduate. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. Varies

Data Source: https://www.tufts.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Mass. Grants & Gilbert Grants $1,313 Massachusetts resident. Undergraduate. May 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.tufts.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. January 15th, 2019
Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,525 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. January 15th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,098 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. January 15th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $21,858 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies

Data Source: https://www.tufts.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $9,222
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,377
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,872
$75,001 - $110,000 $26,973
Over $110,000 $47,538

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 11% $4,380
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 36% $37,747
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 10% $8,269
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 36% $35,505
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 22% $7,176
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 21% $4,430
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 28,076
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 63 $19,667
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 13 $23,733
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 50 $18,610

Data Source: https://www.tufts.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

There are various services provided by the university in the library to all their patrons which include database finder, journals, research guides, and course reserves. The library consists of a search portal called Jumbo search.

There are a total of 6 libraries with a total volume from all libraries of over 1,307,227. There is also information available for policies and fees. There are volumes related to Health Science, Music, Veterinary.

There is Edwin Ginn library where you can search various catalogs and course reserves, as well as Tisch Library. Course Reserves is the platform for faculties to submit textbooks and study materials to a library which later can be accessed by any student.

Rankings

According to the US News, The university is ranked in various categories, they are mentioned below.

  • The university is ranked 27th in ‘National Universities’

  • The university ranks 26th in ‘Best Undergraduate Teaching’

  • Tufts is ranked 23rd in ‘High School Counselor Rankings’

FAQ's

  Is Tufts University accredited?

Yes, the university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).

  What is the university institution type?

The university is a Private not-for-profit type institution.

  How much is the application fee of the university?

The application fee of the university is $75 for undergraduate and $85 for graduate students.

  What is the ACT composite score required by the university?

The average ACT composite score required by the university is 31 between the range of 30-33.

  Where is the university headquarter located?

The university headquarter is located in Medford, Massachusetts

  What are the online degrees offered by the university?

The online degrees offered by the university are Masters, Certificate, and Graduate Certificate.

  How much is the undergraduate tuition of the university?

The average undergraduate tuition of the university is $53,152 for both in-state and out-of-state student.

  How many online programs offered by the university?

The university offers 13 online programs across majors.

  What is the acceptance rate of the university?

Tufts University acceptance rate is 14%.

  What is the university address?

Tufts University address is 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155‎, USA

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