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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:  Two but less than 4 years certificate
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:  11,449 (5,541 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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 – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty1,345592
Research and public service428163
Total graduate assistants-1,112
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$48,643$50,604$52,430$54,3183.6%
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,634$13,094$13,556$14,0543.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,634$13,095$13,556$14,0543.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$63,400$65,900$68,190$70,6003.5%
Off Campus$63,400$65,901$68,190$70,6003.5%
Off Campus with Family$55,900$58,300$58,996$62,5005.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid162645%————
Grant or scholarship aid53939%$20,807,895$38,605
Federal grants14410%$788,367$5,475
Pell grants14110%$637,972$4,525
Other federal grants13710%$150,395$1,098
State/local government grant or scholarships544%$134,150$2,484
Institutional grants or scholarships53739%$19,885,378$37,030
Student loan aid30222%$2,097,503$6,945
Federal student loans29021%$1,163,522$4,012
Other student loans1239%$933,981$7,593
  • 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 aid12,23741%$85,846,473$38,376
Pell grants66012%$2,942,059$4,458
Federal student loans1,36425%$7,398,136$5,424
  • 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$26,976$28,076$29,449
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$5,954$9,222$6,629
$30,001 – $48,000$12,005$10,377$13,734
$48,001 – $75,000$17,105$18,872$20,510
$75,001 – $110,000$26,404$26,973$27,185
$110,001 and more$46,239$47,538$48,397
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment11,449
Undergraduate enrollment5,541
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment50
Graduate enrollment5,908
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: 12%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 20%
Out-of-state: 69%
Foreign countries: 12%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%
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: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
Number of applicants21,1018,86412,237
Percent admitted15%17%13%
Percent admitted who enrolled45%45%45%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2017 (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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700760
SAT Math710780
ACT Composite3134
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: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 93%
Transfer-out rate: 4%
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 2009]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 93%
8-year: 94%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 92%
Female: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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:
Asian: 95%
Black or African American: 89%
Hispanic/Latino: 86%
White: 94%
Two or more races: 91%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 94%
Non-resident alien: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Category total8----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2----
American/United States Studies/Civilization25----
Asian Studies/Civilization0----
German Studies0----
Italian Studies0----
Latin American Studies0----
Near and Middle Eastern Studies4----
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies1----
Women's Studies3----
Category total35----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics--2--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General10688--
Biomedical Sciences, General-1322--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-03--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-05--
Conservation Biology-16---
Genetics, General--6--
Microbiology and Immunology--3--
Category total12917841-5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
International Business/Trade/Commerce-38---
Category total-38---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Health Communication-11d--22d
Category total-11d--22d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science136265-2
Category total136265-2
Education, General-7d---
Educational Evaluation and Research----0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-360--
Category total-43d0-0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering14203-1
Chemical Engineering3174--
Civil Engineering, General13227--
Computer Engineering, General10----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering19142--
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2----
Engineering Science7----
Engineering, General4----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering12---0
Industrial Engineering-0---
Mechanical Engineering48205--
Category total1608321-1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other----0
Engineering Technology, General----6d
Engineering/Industrial Management-52---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician----3
Category total-52--9d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3925--
Category total3925--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development26267--
Category total26267--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature3----
Arabic Language and Literature0----
Chinese Language and Literature2----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General11---
French Language and Literature81---
German Language and Literature00---
Italian Language and Literature1----
Japanese Language and Literature3----
Latin Language and Literature0----
Russian Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature9----
Category total272---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced General Dentistry-0--10
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other-1--7
Community Health and Preventive Medicine17----
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine-3---
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-18---
Health Services Administration-19---
International Public Health/International Health-10---
Medical Scientist-12d0d-4d
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-1--0
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-373--
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology----0
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery----2
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics-0--9
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-113--
Physician Assistant-50---
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies----19
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies----6d
Public Health Education and Promotion----14d
Public Health, General-0---
Public Health, Other-59--1
Veterinary Infectious Diseases-11---
Veterinary Medicine--96--
Category total17232d528d-101d
History, General3261--
Category total3261--
Legal Professions and Studies
International Law and Legal Studies-12---
Category total-12---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other----12d
Category total----12d
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General2----
Mathematics, General15127--
Category total17127--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology-2---
Cognitive Science35-2--
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis5----
Human Computer Interaction275--1
International/Global Studies----5d
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other7-0-10
Museology/Museum Studies-13--9
Nutrition Sciences09212--
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution11----
Science, Technology and Society0----
Sustainability Studies----10d
Category total13511214-35d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies1---1
Category total1---1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0----
Religion/Religious Studies0----
Category total714---
Physical Sciences
Chemical Physics1----
Chemistry, General1357--
Chemistry, Other-00--
Geology/Earth Science, General5----
Physics, General888--
Category total291315--
Clinical Psychology20----
Educational Psychology-27--0
Experimental Psychology5446--
Category total74316-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy----1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-13---
Public Policy Analysis, General-7---
Category total-20--1
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics4713---
Economics, General111----
International Relations and Affairs13023911--
Political Science and Government, General62----
Urban Studies/Affairs-38---
Category total39729011--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation109---
Art/Art Studies, General6045-99
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General603--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies10----
Music, General64---
Category total9258399
Grand total1,3611,2616649198
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, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 11
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 58
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: $21,805
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $21,858
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
All Track Combined152165
Field Hockey28
Ice Hockey28
Swimming and Diving4335
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Commission of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)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(!)7/1/1983 - 3/20/2018Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs10/1/2017 -  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
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations002
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations001
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault242
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault131
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 Year201520142013
Default rate1.6%1.2%0.9%
Number in default292116
Number in repayment1,7121,7491,635
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)