Chances of getting into Tufts University

Tufts University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
14.6%
Admission Difficulty for Tufts University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Tufts and can I get accepted? The school has a 15% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,143 out of 21,501 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 6 percent. Tufts University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Tufts SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1380-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT
43%
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1380
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1530
Average SAT Score 1460

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

Tufts University typically requires applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1380 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 1300. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 43 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tufts University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >23%
1455 to 1530 Avg + 15%-23%
1380 to 1455 Avg - 9%-15%
1305 to 1380 Reach 6%-9%
Less than 1305 Low <6%
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Tufts ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-34 
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 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
Average ACT Score 32

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. The school ranks #8 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 57 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 >26%
32 to 34 Avg + 15%-26%
31 to 32 Avg - 11%-15%
30 to 31 Reach 8%-11%
Less than 30 Low <8%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Tufts University. 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.

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Admission Statistics

Tufts University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,568 8,933 21,501
Accepted 1,768 1,375 3,143
Acceptance Rate 14% 15% 15%
Enrolled 832 652 1,484
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 47% 47%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1380 and 1530. 43% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 31 and 34. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.