Tufts Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Tufts University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Tufts? The school has a 14% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,889 out of 20,223 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. Only 46% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 720
SAT Composite 25th 1420
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1540
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 4 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1420 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 1360. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1480 out of 1600. 49 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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 >22%
1480 to 1540 Avg + 14%-22%
1420 to 1480 Avg - 9%-14%
1360 to 1420 Reach 5%-9%
Less than 1360 Low <5%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Tufts University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Tufts University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 34
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 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tufts University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tufts University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >25%
32 to 34 Avg + 14%-25%
31 to 32 Avg - 10%-14%
30 to 31 Reach 7%-10%
Less than 30 Low <7%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Tufts University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Tufts University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,754 8,469 20,223
Accepted 1,469 1,420 2,889
Acceptance Rate 12% 17% 14%
Enrolled 671 665 1,336
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 47% 46%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 21 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tufts University and what considerations affect 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.