#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 21,501 prospective students applied, and 3,143 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,484 enrolled in the school.  10,718 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 868 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $55,172 plus fees of $1,210. 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 1380/1530
ACT 31/34
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$1,210
Room and Board $14,560
Budget for Other Expenses$1,558
Total One Year Cost$73,500

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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.