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Tufts University was awarded 1,676 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is archaeology and classical studies.
Tufts is ranked #34 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Tufts held the #41 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Tufts also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.
With an acceptance rate of 16%, Tufts is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.
About 59% of students accepted to Tufts submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 680 and 750. Math scores were between 700 and 780.
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The student to faculty ratio at Tufts is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Tufts University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
Tufts University has a freshmen retention rate of 92%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Tufts for first-time, full-time students is 87%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,114 undergraduates at Tufts with 5,938 being full-time and 176 being part-time.
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It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Tufts, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $7,295 a year. That adds up to $29,180 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Tufts is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|International Relations & National Security||160||$46,957|
|Political Science & Government||74||$44,879|
|Child Development & Psychology||66||$34,754|
Learn more about the majors offered at Tufts University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2019-2020, 11,387 students took at least one online class at Tufts University. This is an increase from the 378 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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