#6 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

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Student Population
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Location Medford, Massachusetts
Online tufts.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Medford, Massachusetts, Tufts University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 22,766 prospective students applied, and 3,404 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,612 enrolled in the school.  10,718 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 868 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $57,324 plus fees of $1,254. Tufts is ranked 28 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Tufts is rated within the top 6% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1390/1540
ACT 32/34
GPA 3.91
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Tufts University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,254
Room and Board $15,086
Budget for Other Expenses$1,536
Total One Year Cost$76,200

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$83,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
90% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Tufts University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 31%
Engineering 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Foreign Languages 7%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168148 IPEDS survey data for Tufts University.

Current students may use the Tufts University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.