Tufts University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 10030
Total Grad Students: 4806
Undergraduate Students: 5224
Faculty: 784

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


Medford Massachusetts 2155

Website: http://www.tufts.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 617-628-5000

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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.

Credits (Min/Max):
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.

Essay(s) 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.

Application Fee:
There is a $70 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
There are specific course requirements to transfer into the School of Engineering.

Fall Deadline:
March 15

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 30 33
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 680 740
Math 680 760
Writing 680 760

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

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


Books: 800

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

Financial Aid

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

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