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Tufts University - SAT Scores, Costs and Financial Aid


Tufts University

Tufts University

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Tufts University Description:

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).

Explore the Campus:

Tufts University Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,837 (5,255 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 98% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,598
  • Books: $800
  • Room and Board: $12,182
  • Other Expenses: $1,420
  • Total Cost: $61,000

Tufts University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 50%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 42%
    • Loans: 30%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,075
    • Loans: $6,223

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Biology, Economics, English, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Teacher Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 88%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Tufts University Vision Statement:

vision statement from http://www.tufts.edu/home/about/?p=profile "As we shape our future, quality will be the pole star that guides us. We will seek quality in our teaching and research and in the services that support our academic enterprise. Our programs will be those that meet our own high standards, that augment each other, and that are worthy of the respect of our students and of scholars, educators, and the larger community. For students, our search for quality will mean opportunities both in and beyond the classroom to become well-educated, well-rounded individuals, professionals, and scholars. For faculty and staff, it will mean opportunities to realize their talents in the service of Tufts' goals. Fulfilling our vision of quality will mean choices. No university can do everything for everyone, and we will seek to do those things in which we can excel. Nor is quality static, and we will therefore welcome change and innovation, continually improving quality in every aspect of the University."

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