Tufts Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Tufts? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,069 out of 19,063 applicants or 16% were admitted making Tufts a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 11,006 8,057 19,063
Accepted 1,512 1,557 3,069
Acceptance Rate 14% 19% 16%
Enrolled 658 702 1,360
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 45% 44%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Tufts University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1440 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 1385. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1495 out of 1600. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1440 1550
SAT Reading 720 770
SAT Math 720 780
ACT Composite 30 33
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1550 and Above Good >24%
1495 to 1550 Avg + 16%-24%
1440 to 1495 Avg - 10%-16%
1385 to 1440 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 1385 Low <6%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Tufts University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tufts University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
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.

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