Roughly three out of four applicants to Tufts University don't get in. Successful applicants will need grades and standardized test scores that are significantly above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had "A" averages in high school, and they had combined SAT scores of about 1900 or higher and ACT composite scores of 29 or higher. Clearly the higher your grades and standardized test scores, the better your chances are of receiving an acceptance letter.
Note that there are a lot of red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue throughout the graph. Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Tufts University failed to get in. Note also that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because Tufts, like most of the country's elite colleges, uses The Common Application and has holistic admissions. The Tufts admissions folks take into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, your application essay, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. Applicants may also benefit from doing an optional alumni interview.
To learn more about Tufts University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Tufts University Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?