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Tufts University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1852
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,995
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $1,148,867,924
Admissions Address


Medford, MA 02155

Website

http://www.tufts.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions.inquiry@ase.tufts.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dean Lee C. Coffin
Admissions office telephone: (617) 627-3170
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $70
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $600 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 27%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 32%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 26%
Total applicants: 15,295
Total acceptances: 4,096
Total freshman enrollment: 1,282
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 32%
Male applicants: 6,516
Male acceptances: 1,883
Male freshman enrollment: 633
 
Female applicants: 8,779
Female acceptances: 2,213
Female freshman enrollment: 649
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 78%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 83%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 95%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 62%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 670 – 740
Math: 670 – 740
Combined: 1340 – 1480

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 56.0% 59.0%
600-699 39.0% 37.0%
500-599 5.0% 4.0%
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 28%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 29 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 67.0% N/A N/A
24-29 31.0% N/A N/A
18-23 2.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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