Tufts University

Tufts University

ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Tufts University is small private research university situated in the historic town of Medford, just a few miles outside of Boston. Its lovely green hilltop campus features striking views of the city and countless statues and images of the college mascot, Jumbo the elephant. Tufts is widely recognized for its strong academics, high-achieving student body, and global focus.  Possibly best known for its excellent international relations programs (most famously at the graduate Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), the university has strong offerings across the board. Thanks to its small size, the focus at Tufts in on undergraduate education, including a wide range of research opportunities and intensive support from professors. Students have a great deal of flexibility in choosing their interests and are encouraged to explore multiple subjects. Interdisciplinary thinking is the norm, and no one is expected to choose between a specialization and versatility. But according to the university, „the unexpected and surprising people on campus are what truly make Tufts special. The varsity athletes dabbling in theater, or art history majors taking classes in enginnering psychology, are everywhere you turn. In many ways, Tufts itself is like the surprising people that make up its community.“ For more information, see http://admissions.tufts.edu/about-tufts/

MOST POPULAR MAJORS
International relations, computer science, economics, biology, English, psychology. For a complete list of undergraduate majors see http://admissions.tufts.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/.

FAST FACTS
Undergraduate students: 5,196
Graduate students: 4,942
International students: 13%
Student-to-faculty ration: 9:1
Classes with fewer than 20 students: 68%
4-year graduation rate: 88%
Selectivity: Most selective
Fall 2015 acceptance rate: 14%
SAT test scores (middle 50%): 720-770 (Reading), 720-780 (Math)
ACT test scores (middle 50%): 30-33
Recommended minimum TOEFL: 100
Application deadline: Jan 1
Tuition and fees: $52,430
Room and board: $13,566

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
All financial aid at Tufts is need-based, and the university is committed to meeting admitted appliants‘ full demonstrated need. Financial aid for non-US citizens is available but competition among this segment of the application pool is keen. Currently 21% of all international students at Tufts receive need-based financial aid; the average international aid award is $46,772.

HOW TO APPLY
For detailed information about the application process for international students, see http://admissions.tufts.edu/apply/international-students/applying-as-an-international-s/

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