Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Semester
Located in Medford, Massachusetts, about five miles from Boston, Tufts University is a highly selective and well-respected comprehensive university. Of the many schools that make up Tufts University, only the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering offer undergraduate degrees. Popular undergraduate majors span a wide range of disciplines from English to economics to art. Academics are supported by a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Tufts takes pride in its Noble Prize and Emmy Award winning alums, its high percentage of students who study abroad, and the great number of students who join the Peace Corps. The Tufts Jumbos compete mostly in the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
Most Popular Majors
Art, Biology, Economics, English, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Teacher Education
Total Students: 10030
Total Grad Students: 4806
Undergraduate Students: 5224
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 85%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
Medford Massachusetts 2155
Main Phone: 617-628-5000
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used? Yes
High School Transcript Required? Yes
Minimum GPA for Applying:
Though there is no minimum GPA cut off for a student to be eligible for admission as a transfer student at Tufts, the most successful transfer applications are those with a GPA above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Please be aware that only courses earned with a grade of C- or better are eligible to receive credit from Tufts.
Students in the School of Arts & Sciences need 34 semester courses to graduate; in the School of Engineering need 38. You may only transfer 17 courses to Arts & Sciences, or 19 to Engineering. To obtain a degree 1/2 your credits must be from Tufts.
Test Scores for Applying:
Official standardized test scores are required.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Instructor Evaluations and a College Official's Report are required.
Both the Common App for Transfer Admission & the Tufts Supplement require short answers & essays; take the time to think about the questions and craft responses to help the Admission Committee get to know you and understand your desire to transfer.
There is a $70 non-refundable application fee.
There are specific course requirements to transfer into the School of Engineering.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: 875
Transfers Accepted: 95
Transfer Percentage Accepted: 11%
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 22%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -11%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2010
Other Expenses: 1326
Room and Board: 11512
Tuition and Fees: 42962
Total Cost: 56600
Note on Costs:
Please visit our website at http://admissions.tufts.edu/tuition-and-aid/tuition-and-fees/ for current tuition and fee information.
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
Tufts offers need-based financial aid to its students. While the financial aid budget at Tufts is substantial, it is a finite resource that is available on a limited basis to transfer students.
CSS/Profile Used? Yes
Own Financial Aid Form? Yes
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5621
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 47%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 37%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 34%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010