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Medford, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Tufts University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
11%
Admission Difficulty for Tufts University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Elite 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into Tufts and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Tufts is 11%.  It ranks #5 in Massachusetts and #32 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Tufts is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 3,566 out of 31,198 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 2 percent on standardized admission tests. Tufts University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.91. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 50% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Tufts University is a prized outcome for many students.

The Tufts application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Tufts University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 32% of students submitted SAT scores and 23% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Tufts SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1440-1550
Applicants Submitting SAT 
32%
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 710
SAT Math 25th 730
SAT Composite 25th 1440
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1550
Average SAT Score 1500

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Tufts University is a test optional school meaning applicants are not required to submit SAT scores with their application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Tufts University score in the top 3 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 1440-1550.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tufts University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1550 and Above Good >19%
1495 to 1550 Avg + 11%-19%
1440 to 1495 Avg - 6%-11%
1385 to 1440 Reach 3%-6%
Less than 1385 Low <3%
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Tufts ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
33-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
23%
ACT Scores for Tufts University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 33
ACT Scores for Tufts University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 35
Average ACT Score 34

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Tufts University is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Tufts regularly accepts students who score 33 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 2 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 33-35.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tufts University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
35 and Above Good >19%
34 to 35 Avg + 11%-19%
33 to 34 Avg - 6%-11%
32 to 33 Reach 3%-6%
Less than 32 Low <3%
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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 #8 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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*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.

High School Class Rank

82% 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 82%
Top 25% of class 97%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Tufts University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,608 12,590 31,198
Accepted 2,056 1,510 3,566
Acceptance Rate 11% 12% 11%
Enrolled 1,016 784 1,800
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 49% 52% 50%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Tufts University is $75.

Application Requirements

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

Tufts University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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
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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.

FAQs

Does Tufts University prefer SAT or ACT?

32% of students submit their SAT scores to Tufts. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Tufts University?

11% 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 1440 and 1550. 32% 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 33 and 35. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.