Tufts University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Medford, MA

$60,862

Avg tuition

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About Tufts University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

A private, nonprofit school in Medford, Massachusetts, Tufts University enrolls more than 12,000 students annually. Accepting 15% of applicants and graduating 94% of its students, the competitive research institution offers more than 150 undergraduate options and over 160 graduate programs. Tufts features four campuses (including three in Massachusetts), six libraries, and over 45 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. Students also have access to 300-plus clubs and organizations.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

16% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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92% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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94% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 32-35

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1380-1530

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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12k

Students enrolled

93%

Online student enrollment

10:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

51%

Asian

14%

Non-U.S. Citizen

13%

Hispanic

8%

Black

5%

Two or more races

5%

Unknown

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

57%

Socio-economic diversity

10% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

11,387

Student Location Breakout

93% 7%

Percent of Programs Online

96% On-campus

4% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 19% online

Master's X Bold Not offered

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

13%

State Grant Aid

3%

Institution Grant Aid

38%

Pell Grant

10%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,756
State Grant Aid $3,356
Institution Grant Aid $41,765
Pell Grant Aid $5,048

Financial Outlook

$17k

Average student debt after graduation

$57k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.