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Tufts University provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Medford, Massachusetts and operated as a private institution. Approximately 10,000 students are enrolled yearly at Tufts University.

Areas of study available at Tufts University include:

  • Social Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may take either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions at this school. A score between 2040 to 2260 on the SAT, or 30 to 33 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. Competition for admissions among applicants is high, given that only 20% of students who applied are accepted to the school. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $47,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs around $6,800 each year. Students at Tufts University may be eligible for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Tufts University "Jumbos" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Fencing (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, financial aid information, programs, and much more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.tufts.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Tufts University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into Tufts University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading680 - 740
SAT ® Math680 - 760
SAT ® Writing680 - 760
SAT ® Total Score2040 - 2260

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score30 - 33

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances of getting into Tufts University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions3,743 (22%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,317 (35%)

Student Enrollment

Tufts University has a total student population of about 10,000, where graduate students make up roughly 50% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $44,000-$52,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,400-$1,600 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Several professional schools of study are operated by Tufts University. These schools may have differing tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Dental School (Tuition: $62,000/yr)
  • Medical School (Tuition: $55,000/yr)
  • Veterinary School (Tuition: $44,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid48%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships39%$28,726
Receiving Student Loans32%$5,749

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 1%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Tufts University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 90%, Tufts University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years85%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1938)
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education (since 1981)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (since 1942)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Social Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Public Health (M)
  • Dentistry (D)
  • Medicine (D)
  • Veterinary Medicine (D)
  • Occupational Therapy (D, M)
  • Advanced Dentistry and Oral Sciences (C, M)
  • Advanced General Dentistry (C)
  • Medical Scientist (M)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, Pedodontics (C, M)
  • Dental Clinical Sciences (M)
  • Health Services (C)
  • Endodontics, Endodontology (C)
  • Periodontics, Periodontology (C, M)
  • Prosthodontics, Prosthodontology (C, M)
  • Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery (C)
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (D, M)
  • Health Services Administration
  • International Public Health, International Health
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Visual and Performing Arts


Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences


  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (D, M)
  • Teacher and Professional Development (B, D, M)

English Language and Literature



Business and Marketing Studies

Engineering Technology

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Japanese Language and Literature (B)
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (B)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B, M)
  • Russian Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Ancient Greek Language and Literature (B)
  • Chinese Language and Literature (B)
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B)
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies (B)
  • Asian Civilization Studies (B)
  • Russian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Area Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

  • International Law and Legal Studies (M)

Computer and Information Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Physical Sciences


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