|Applicant Competition||Very High|
The acceptance rate at Tufts is 16%. It ranks #5 in Massachusetts and #37 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Tufts is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 3,770 out of 23,127 applicants were admitted.
The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent (SAT 1380/1530 ACT 32/35). Tufts University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.91. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Tufts application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Tufts University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||680|
|SAT Math 25th||700|
|SAT Composite 25th||1380|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||750|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1530|
|Average SAT Score||1460|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Tufts University?
Tufts University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1380 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1300. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. Tufts ranks #6 in Massachusetts and #28 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1530 and Above||Good||>24%|
|1455 to 1530||Avg +||16%-24%|
|1380 to 1455||Avg -||10%-16%|
|1305 to 1380||Reach||6%-10%|
|Less than 1305||Low||<6%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||32|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||35|
|Average ACT Score||33|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Tufts?
Admission data indicates that Tufts regularly accepts students with ACT's of 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Massachusetts and #23 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tufts University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|35 and Above||Good||>28%|
|33 to 35||Avg +||16%-28%|
|32 to 33||Avg -||12%-16%|
|31 to 32||Reach||9%-12%|
|Less than 31||Low||<9%|
What GPA do you need to get into Tufts University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Tufts. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Tufts University was 3.91 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Tufts is a very selective school.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.91 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
84% of Tufts University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||84%|
|Top 25% of class||97%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||43%||43%||43%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Tufts University is $75.
What are the requirements for admission to Tufts University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168148 IPEDS survey data for Tufts University.
43% of students submit their SAT scores to Tufts. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
16% of those who apply are granted admission to Tufts. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1380 and 1530. 43% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 32 and 35. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.