Part of Boston’s bustling network of colleges and universities, Tufts is is an institution of around 5,500 undergraduates that combines the resources of a top research university with the intimate scale of a liberal arts college.

Tufts’ academic and residential community is located five miles from the city center and has over 300 student organizations, including a wide variety of athletic, artistic, theatrical, musical, political, and service-oriented groups. With a 9:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 22, students and faculty know each other well.

Students have access to diverse academic offerings with over 70 majors offered across its three schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). In the School of Arts & Sciences, students gain a broad liberal arts education and pursue intensive study of a major (or two!); in the School of Engineering, they learn to apply math and science to invent, build, change and positively impact the future; and at the SMFA, creative artists engage with a broad interdisciplinary studio art curriculum that prepares them to push the conceptual roots of their art.

The foundation of a Tufts education rests on the ability to creatively tackle problems across a number of fields, explore the life of the mind, communicate effectively in discussion and in writing, and understand the world from a global perspective.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Medford, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 14.8%
  • Average ACT range: 32-35
  • Average SAT range: 1410-1550 (without writing included)
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Gender Studies; History; Humanities; International Relations; Languages; Literature; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $76,200


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Fencing; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Men's Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball


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