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IPEDS ID: 168148
OPE ID: 00221900
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Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555
General information:  (617) 628-5000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,907 (5,177 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty917482
Research and public service72144
Total graduate assistants-983
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$42,962$44,666$46,598$48,6434.4%
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,512$11,880$12,182$12,6343.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,512$11,880$12,182$5,134-57.9%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$56,600$58,800$61,000$63,4003.9%
Off Campus$56,600$58,800$61,000$55,900-8.4%
Off Campus with Family$49,600$51,501$53,600$50,766-5.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid159646%————
Grant or scholarship aid49238%$17,169,303$34,897
Federal grants15011%$727,303$4,849
Pell grants14911%$651,505$4,373
Other federal grants14711%$75,798$516
State/local government grant or scholarships806%$143,600$1,795
Institutional grants or scholarships48737%$16,298,400$33,467
Student loan aid33626%$2,508,002$7,464
Federal student loans32525%$1,398,174$4,302
Other student loans917%$1,109,828$12,196
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,16942%$69,525,373$32,054
Pell grants59211%$2,591,104$4,377
Federal student loans1,49529%$8,215,411$5,495
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$27,500$27,096$26,103
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$10,715$10,325$10,574
$30,001 – $48,000$12,285$10,238$8,716
$48,001 – $75,000$18,540$19,711$17,578
$75,001 – $110,000$26,897$26,268$24,260
$110,001 and more$42,675$44,777$45,217
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment10,907
Undergraduate enrollment5,177
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment32
Graduate enrollment5,730
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 21%
Out-of-state: 70%
Foreign countries: 9%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 85%
Part-time: 15%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants19,0748,01011,049
Percent admitted17%20%15%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%41%41%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading680760
SAT Math680760
SAT Writing690760
ACT Composite3033
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 92%
Transfer-out rate: 3%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 92%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 91%
Female: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 93%
Black or African American: 84%
Hispanic/Latino: 89%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 94%
Two or more races: 92%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 88%
Non-resident alien: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Category total9---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0---
American/United States Studies/Civilization30---
Asian Studies/Civilization1---
German Studies0---
Italian Studies0---
Latin American Studies0---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1---
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies1---
Women's Studies4---
Category total37---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics--2-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9567-
Biomedical Sciences, General-1002-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-02-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-05-
Conservation Biology-11--
Genetics, General--4-
Microbiology and Immunology--6-
Category total116138340
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
International Business/Trade/Commerce-35--
Category total-35--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Health Communication-16--
Category total-16--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science43184-
Category total43184-
Education, General-15--
Educational Evaluation and Research---1
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education---0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-512-
Category total-6621
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering102193
Chemical Engineering3751-
Civil Engineering, General25216-
Computer Engineering, General3---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering20166-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics3---
Engineering Science1---
Engineering, General3---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering11--1
Industrial Engineering-0--
Mechanical Engineering41166-
Category total15479284
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other---3
Engineering/Industrial Management-65--
Category total-65-3
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General5579-
Category total5579-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development41423-
Category total41423-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature1---
Arabic Language and Literature2---
Chinese Language and Literature4---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General63--
French Language and Literature63--
German Language and Literature03--
Italian Language and Literature1---
Japanese Language and Literature4---
Latin Language and Literature1---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature14---
Category total399--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced General Dentistry-0-6
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other-7-9
Community Health and Preventive Medicine0---
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine-6--
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-23--
Health Services Administration-11--
International Public Health/International Health-7--
Medical Scientist-1003
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-282-
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology---3
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery---2
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics-0-10
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design--2-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies---23
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies---4
Public Health, General-0--
Public Health, Other-46-2
Veterinary Medicine--101-
Category total013848488
History, General202--
History, Other-0--
Category total202--
Legal Professions and Studies
International Law and Legal Studies-6--
Category total-6--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General2---
Mathematics, General2144-
Category total2344-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology-3--
Cognitive Science14---
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis10---
Human Computer Interaction52-0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other5-15
Museology/Museum Studies-16-16
Nutrition Sciences-7811-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution10---
Category total103991221
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies3--1
Category total3--1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0---
Religion/Religious Studies6---
Category total278--
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics0---
Chemistry, General14512-
Chemistry, Other-00-
Geology/Earth Science, General9---
Physics, General8103-
Category total321515-
Clinical Psychology34---
Educational Psychology-40-0
Psychology, General8756-
Category total1214560
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy---1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-11--
Public Policy Analysis, General-9--
Public Policy Analysis, Other-0--
Category total-20-1
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3024--
Economics, General1110--
International Relations and Affairs1782627-
Political Science and Government, General72---
Urban Studies/Affairs-55--
Category total4553417-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation127--
Art/Art Studies, General8675--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General512-
Music, General812--
Category total111952-
Grand total1,3891,248610119
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 7
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 43
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $42,004
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $19,223
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
All Track Combined145130
Field Hockey22
Ice Hockey29
Swimming and Diving4540
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs(!)7/1/1938 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1981 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Frances Stern Nutrition Center
1/1/1918 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible2512
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault362
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible249
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault241
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate1.5%2.3%1.4%
Number in default253623
Number in repayment1,6491,5221,595
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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