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Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
5,435 Undergraduates
14% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Selective
Size: Small
Doctoral
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts
02155-5555
(617) 628-5000
www.tufts.edu

In the 1840s, Boston businessman Charles Tufts gave the Universalist Church 20 acres of land in Medford, Massachusetts so that the Church could establish a college. That college became Tufts University, a private research university and one of the top 30 institutions of higher learning in the U.S. The campus is now 150 acres. Alumni from Tufts have gone onto win Nobel prizes and Emmy and Academy Awards, and have become Rhodes, Truman, Marshall and Fulbright Scholars. Notable alumni include eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar, singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman, former member of the U.S. Senate Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Publisher of The New York Times Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., actress Jessica Biel and actors Hank Azaria and William Hurt. The school’s motto is “Pax et Lux” or “Peace and Light” and the official colors are brown and Tufts Blue. The mascot is Jumbo, an elephant, because circus showman P.T. Barnum was a university trustee who donated the elephant’s stuffed hide to the school. The school is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. Since 2010, Tufts University teams have won 15 national championships. The sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, crew, football and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, squash and sailing.

Location

Medford is a city 3.2 miles northwest of downtown Boston on the Mystic River in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. In the 2010 U.S. Census, Medford's population was 56,173. It is home to Tufts University. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

99%

Live On Campus

230

New Transfer Students

Admissions
14%

Acceptance Rate

46%

Enrollment Yield

1370-1520

SAT Range

20,223

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$28,076

Typical Cost

$54,318

Average Tuition

43%

Recieve Financial Aid

80%

Have Loans

$16,500

Median Debt

Academics
8.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

55

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

116

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

6

Faculty Awards

11

National Academy Members

194

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from including a Quidditch Team

Greek Life:

Not important, there are a few available but some have been cited for hazing in recent years

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

New England Small College Ath Conf

Basketball Conference:

New England Small College Ath Conf

Track & Field Conference:

New England Small College Ath Conf

Football Division:

3

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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