Tufts University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3170
Fax: (617) 627-3860

Contact: Lee Coffin
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management
Main Address
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 628-5000

www.tufts.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 5,044
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,297
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,029
Graduate enrollment: 3,251

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: $70
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 26%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 97%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $36,700 $38,840 $40,342 $41,598 +3.11%
Books and Supplies $800 $800 $800 $800 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,160 $10,518 $10,746 $11,268 +4.86%
Other $1,240 $1,242 $1,242 $1,334 +7.41%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $48,900 $51,400 $53,130 $55,000 +3.52%
In-state Off Campus $37,500 $39,640 $41,142 $42,398 +3.05%
In-state with Family $37,500 $39,640 $41,142 $42,398 +3.05%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $39,624
In-state Student Fees $646
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $39,624
Out-of-state Fees $646

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 617 48%
Grant or scholarship aid 506 39% $14,514,838 $28,685
• Federal grants 141 11% $905,368 $6,421
• Pell grants 132 10% $479,486 $3,632
• Other federal grants 141 11% $425,882 $3,020
State/local government grant or scholarships 272 21% $1,041,734 $3,830
Institutional grants or scholarships 498 38% $12,567,736 $25,236
Student loan aid 346 27% $2,413,468 $6,975
• Federal student loans 326 25% $1,246,761 $3,824
• Other student loans 120 9% $1,166,707 $9,723

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1768 995 553 68
Architecture and Related Services 14
Architecture 14
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 58
American/united States Studies/civilization 25
Area Studies, Other 3
Asian Studies/civilization 3
Italian Studies 2
Latin American Studies 2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 13
Russian Studies 1
Women’s Studies 9
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 75 9 32
Animal Genetics 2 2
Biochemistry 5
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 75 7 4
Biomedical Sciences 1
Cell Physiology 2
Cell/cellular Biology and Histology 4
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 3
Molecular Biology 8
Neuroscience 3
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 29
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 9
International Business/trade/commerce 20
Computing and Information Sciences 21 16 3
Computer and Information Sciences 14 16 3
Computer Science 7
Education 57 111 2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 70 1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 57 41 1
Engineering 179 52 13
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 14 1 2
Chemical Engineering 35 3 3
Civil Engineering 11 23 4
Computer Engineering 6
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 22 13 1
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 3
Engineering Science 8
Engineering 20
Engineering, Other 9
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 4
Industrial Engineering 2
Mechanical Engineering 47 10 3
Engineering Technology 1 34 5
Biomedical Technology/technician 1 10 5
Engineering/industrial Management 24
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 83 6 5
English Language and Literature 83 6 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 129 6
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature 2
Chinese Language and Literature 14
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 6
French Language and Literature 34
German Language and Literature 4 1
Japanese Language and Literature 10
Russian Language and Literature 2
Spanish Language and Literature 43
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 75 238 435 52
Advanced General Dentistry 1 14
Advanced/graduate Dentistry and oral Sciences, Other 10
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 75
Dental Clinical Sciences 6
Dentistry 186
Endodontics/endodontology 6
Health Services Administration 12
International Public Health/international Health 9
Medical Scientist 12 1
Medicine 169
Occupational Therapy/therapist 51 4
oral/maxillofacial Surgery 2
Pediatric Dentistry/pedodontics 1 9
Periodontics/periodontology 7
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 1
Prosthodontics/prosthodontology 2 4
Public Health, Other 144
Veterinary Medicine 74
History 56 6 1
History 56 3 1
History, Other 3
Human Services 14
Public Policy Analysis 14
Legal and Law Studies 18
International Law and Legal Studies 18
Mathematics and Statistics 36 2 2
Mathematics 36 2 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 106 65 22
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 92 2
Museology/museum Studies 4
Nutrition Sciences 61 20
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 14
Physical Sciences 30 7 8
Chemistry 16 6 6
Geology and Earth Science 5
Physics 9 1 2
Psychology 107 17 6 16
Clinical Psychology 23
Educational Psychology 11 16
Psychology 84 6 6
Social Sciences 573 327 13
Anthropology 29
Archeology 5 2
Economics 143 12
International Relations and Affairs 207 278 13
Political Science and Government 103
Social Sciences, Other 64
Sociology 22
Urban Studies/affairs 35
Visual and Performing Arts 168 38 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 38 8
Art/art Studies 100 20
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 10 3 6
Music 20 7
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Central/Eastern European Studies B
East Asian Studies B
European Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Western European Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musicology/Ethnomusicology B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Ecology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Early Childhood Education B

Engineering

Architectural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Japanese B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Tufts University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(617) 628-5000
Website:www.tufts.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.commonapp.org/
Address: , Medford, MA 02155-5555
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:11,489
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):92%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:11,181 (97% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$52,430
Out-of-state Tuition:$52,430
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:43%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$37,747

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Tufts University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Tufts University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies9
Biological and Biomedical Sciences131010
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1111
Education221
Engineering21065
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields21
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics113
Health Professions and Related Programs151172
History111
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies5643
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Philosophy and Religious Studies31
Physical Sciences533
Psychology1221
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences741
Visual and Performing Arts541
Grand total33706732

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Tufts University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Grand total6

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Tufts University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$52,430
Out-of-state$52,430
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$50,736
Out-of-state$50,736

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid59043%
Grant or scholarship aid49436%$37,747
Student loan aid30222%$7,176

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,13640%$36,578
Federal student loans1,31025%$5,492

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Tufts University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Tufts University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants20,2238,46911,754
Percent admitted100%17%12%
Percent admitted who enrolled7%8%6%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tufts University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment11,489
Undergraduate enrollment5,508
Graduate enrollment5,981

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Tufts University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (Boston School of Occupational Therapy)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (Tufts University School of Medicine)
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Endodontics
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
    • Oral Medicine
    • Orofacial Pain
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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