Tufts University Profile


Tufts, founded in 1852, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 150-acre campus is located in Medford, a suburb of Boston.


Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 24% of 15,433 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 3
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 712 average  680-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading:  708 average  670-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 714 average  680-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 31 average  30-33 range of middle 50%

Cost of Attendance:  $56,608
Tuition and Fees: $42,962
Room and Board: $11,512
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $32,483
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $27,443

Academic Calendar System: Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum: required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 662
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-59 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts
E-mail: studentservices@ase.tufts.edu
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: February 1
Award Notification: On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002219: Free

University Web Site: www.tufts.edu/

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