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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.6% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
20,223 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
91.8% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,209 Graduates

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The median tuition at Tufts University is $51,304, which is $19,094 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,076.

In 2016, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Tufts University received 20,223 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.09% annual growth. Out of those 20,223 applicants, 2,889 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 14.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,489 students enrolled at Tufts University in 2016, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tufts University has an overall enrollment yield of 46.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Tufts University has a total enrollment of 11,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Tufts University is 10,545 students and the part-time enrollment is 944. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Tufts University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tufts University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.1% White, 12.6% Asian, 6.12% Hispanic or Latino, 3.94% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.03% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tufts University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (14%), followed by White Female (12.7%) and Asian Female (3.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (13.9%), followed by White Male (9.2%) and Asian Female (3.69%).

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In 2016, 620 more women than men graduated from Tufts University. The majority of students graduating from Tufts University are White. These 2,092 graduates mean that there were 4.55 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 460 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Tufts University is International Relations & Affairs with 172 graduates, followed by General Economics with 144 graduates and Computer Science with 116 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Tufts University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Social Sciences, with 823 graduates, followed by Cultural & Gender Studies with 53 graduates and Interdisciplinary Studies with 299 graduates.


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Tufts University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.59B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $65.4M (4.1%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Tufts University had a total expenditure of $812M. Of that $812M, they spent $363M on salaries and $86M on benefits.

Tufts University employs 258 Professors, 206 Assistant professors, and 191 Associate professors. Most academics at Tufts University are Male Professors (191), Male Associate professors (108), and Female Assistant professors (107).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tufts University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 559 employees, Service, with 378 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 374 employees.



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