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Tufts Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Tufts University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
14.9%
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, 3,147 out of 21,101 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 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Tufts SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1460-1560
Applicants Submitting SAT
34%
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 720
SAT Math 25th 740
SAT Composite 25th 1460
SAT Scores for Tufts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 770
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1560
Average SAT Score 1510

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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 2 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1460 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 1410. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1510 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 34 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
1560 and Above Good >23%
1510 to 1560 Avg + 15%-23%
1460 to 1510 Avg - 9%-15%
1410 to 1460 Reach 6%-9%
Less than 1410 Low <6%
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Tufts ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
66%
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 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

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

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%

Admission Statistics

Tufts University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,237 8,864 21,101
Accepted 1,644 1,483 3,147
Acceptance Rate 13% 17% 15%
Enrolled 738 672 1,410
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 45% 45% 45%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were 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.