Tufts University

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Tufts University can be found in Medford, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 12,000 students enrolled each year at Tufts University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 2050 (25th percentile) to 2290 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 30 (25th percentile) to 33 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into Tufts University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Tufts University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.90 - 4. The acceptance rate of Tufts University is considered highly competitive, with only 20 percent of students which applied being accepted. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Tufts University acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 21%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.tufts.edu.

Overall Tufts University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

18.8%

The overall acceptance rate for Tufts University was reported as 18.8% in Fall 2013 with over 18,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 2050 - 2290
  • ACT Scores: 30 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.90 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Tufts University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Tufts University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Tufts University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 26.6%
  • 2010-2011: 24.3%
  • 2011-2012: 21.9%
  • 2012-2013: 21.4%
  • 2013-2014: 18.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 21.2%

How Does Tufts University Compare?

18.8%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Tufts University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lesley University67.5%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology8.2%
Suffolk University82.5%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences89.2%
Bentley University43.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants18,40642.4%57.6%
Admitted3,46948.0%52.0%
Enrolled1,31349.6%50.4%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Tufts University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading680 - 750
Math690 - 770
Writing680 - 770
Total Score2050 - 2290
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score30 - 33
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