Originally a small New England liberal arts college, Tufts University was transformed in the late 1970s into an internationally renowned research university. Today, it is considered one of the ‘New Ivies” and consistently ranks among the most selective colleges in the nation. One of the first universities to truly challenge admissions orthodoxy, in 2006 Tufts began to accept Youtube videos and other ancillary materials from prospective students to test “creativity and other non-academic factor.” Tufts encourages active citizenship and public service among its students, and is well known for its international reach and study abroad programs. With its main campus just six miles from Boston, students are close to one of the youngest and most exciting cities in the US. The school has another three campuses, two near Boston, and the Tufts European Center in southern France.
|Admissions Phone||617 627-3170|
|Codes||SAT: 3901 ACT: 1922 FAFSA: 002219 CSS Profile: 3901|
|Location||Medford, Massachusetts; ~6 miles North West of Boston|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The Tufts Daily|
|Enrollment||~5,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Engineering, Psychology, International Relations|
|Student Life||The Tufts mascot is the Jumbo, is originally from the P.T. Barnum circus as Barnum was one of the school’s original trustees. It is the only college mascot to appear in Webster’s Dictionary. Tufts competes in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III. Some popular events include Spring Fling, EPIIC Global Symposium and Fares Lecture Series.|
|International||~15% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall; Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required|
|Crossover||Johns Hopkins University, Brown, Brandeis, University of Pennsylvania|
|Other||Very Selective (<25% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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