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"Regardless of a student’s unique passion at Tufts, there will be a place to thrive or explore. Whether it’s miming, tap dancing, promoting universal healthcare, bhangra, electric cars, education for the incarcerated, etc. there are organizations that help Tufts go from simply a campus to a community."
-Charlotte Lenz '20
"Between class assignments, out-of-school commitments, family responsibilities, AND college applications, I know you’re balancing a lot. For that reason, it’s worth a reminder that there are likely so many pieces of this process that you think are important, but are not (a typo in a college essay, for example)...but there [a]re more than a few aspects of the process whose significance I didn’t fully understand until I was immersed in my first reading season last year. Here are a handful of application elements that I totally underestimated, and perhaps you have too."
-Sean Ashburn, Assistant Director of Admissions
Opportunities to Visit Tufts
Our Medford/Somerville campus – home to the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering – is located just five miles northwest of Boston and may be easily reached by car or public transportation. Register for a visit below.
Our Fenway campus, home to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, is located in downtown Boston. If you're interested in learning more about the BFA or Combined Degree program with the SMFA, visit the Fenway Campus.
The best way to fully appreciate Tufts is to visit our campus. If you have never been to our campus, or it has been awhile, we would love to have you be our guest for a day. Our hope is that you can take a tour of our campus, enjoy a complimentary lunch in the dining hall, attend a class (if you wish) and meet with an admissions officer to answer any questions that you may have.
for your students
Almost every day of the work week (and on select Saturdays in the Fall and in April) we offer information sessions and tours. In addition, during the school year students can visit select classes and eat lunch at one of our dining halls with a Tufts student. See the Visit section of this website for details.
for group visits
If you would like to bring a group of five or more students to campus, please register here. We are unable to accommodate groups of 10 or more on weekends, holidays, and school vacation weeks.
At a Glance
At Tufts, we have a student body made up of more than numbers. Our students have strong grades and test scores, but we look for more than that when making a class. We admit students who are well rounded in all areas of their lives – academic, social, and extracurricular.
|Test Score Ranges|
|Mid 50% Range for SAT - EBRW||690-760|
|Mid 50% Range for SAT - Math||720-790|
|Mid 50% Range for ACT||32-35|
|Mean ACT Composite||33.1|
|Arts and Sciences||1,200|
|U.S. Citizens Who Are Students of Color*||37.1%|
|Black or African American||5.4%|
|Two or More Races||6.6%|
|Percentage Receiving Need-Based Aid||40%|
|1st Generation College Bound||202|
|High School and Geography|
|Public High School||55%|
|U.S. States Represented (excluding Puerto Rico and DC)||48|
|Foreign Countries Represented||54|
*IPEDS (within the Department of Education) classifications require that this number not include foreign citizens
*Data last updated on 9/10/2018
Click this link to see where our most recent class ended up!