Tufts University

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.tufts.edu
Address 28 Sawyer Avenue
City Medford
State MA
Zip 02155-5555
Locale Suburb: Large

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 96%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 87.1%
Five-year graduation rate 91.9%
Six-year graduation rate 93.2%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 3.6%

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 5,541
Endowment Assets $1,738,706,000
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/tufts
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 0%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 715 (25th - 75th percentile = 680 - 750)
Median SAT Math 730 (25th - 75th percentile = 690 - 770)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 32.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 31 - 34)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 14.3%
In-State Tuition and Fees $52,430
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $52,430
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $68,190
Average Net Price After Grants $29,449
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $6,945
Median earnings 10 years after entry $75,800
Median debt of completers $17,500
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.6%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 10.2%
% Underrepresented Minority 10.8%
% Black 4.2%
% Latino 6.6%
% Native American 0.0%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 11.9%
% White 56.3%
% Two or More Races 4.7%
% Other 16.4%
% Noresident Aliens 10.4%
% Female 50.3%
% Male 49.7%
% Age 25 and Over 1.4%
% Part-time 1.3%