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Chances of getting into Tufts University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
15%
Admission Difficulty for Tufts University
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Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into Tufts and can I get accepted? The school has a 15% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,404 out of 22,766 applicants were admitted making Tufts a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent. Tufts University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Tufts SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1390-1540
Applicants Submitting SAT
43%
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 710
SAT Composite 25th 1390
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1470

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Tufts University?

Tufts University typically requires applicants to be in the top 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1390 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1310. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1470 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tufts University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1540 and Above Good >23%
1465 to 1540 Avg + 15%-23%
1390 to 1465 Avg - 9%-15%
1315 to 1390 Reach 6%-9%
Less than 1315 Low <6%
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Tufts ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
32-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Tufts University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 32
ACT Scores for Tufts University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 33

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Tufts?

Admission data indicates that Tufts regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 31 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tufts University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tufts University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >23%
33 to 34 Avg + 15%-23%
32 to 33 Avg - 9%-15%
31 to 32 Reach 6%-9%
Less than 31 Low <6%
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Tufts GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.91*
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Tufts University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Tufts. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Tufts University was 3.91 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Tufts is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.91 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

90% of Tufts University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Tufts University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 90%
Top 25% of class 99%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Tufts University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,359 9,407 22,766
Accepted 1,876 1,528 3,404
Acceptance Rate 14% 16% 15%
Enrolled 872 740 1,612
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 48% 47%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tufts University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Tufts University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Tufts University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Tufts University prefer SAT or ACT?

43% of students submit their SAT scores to Tufts. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Tufts University?

15% of those who apply are granted admission to Tufts. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Tufts University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1390 and 1540. 43% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Tufts University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 32 and 34. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.