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Rank: 101

Tufts University

Medford, MAwww.tufts.edu
Many schools boast about being "Ivy League equivalents," but Tufts University really does deliver an education on par with some of the best colleges in the country. Tufts is a private institution where students can expect to work hard to keep pace with rigorous programs offered in a wide variety of academic disciplines, from biopsychology to peace and justice studies. The Tufts student body is mostly white and liberal-leaning, although there are plenty of people who don't fit that mold (and the administration says it's working to improve diversity on campus). Tufts is also home to the Beelzebubs, a male a cappella group responsible for the arrangements and background vocals for the fictional Warblers on the TV show "Glee." Tufts students say their university is in a great location: Not only is the campus scenic, but the towns of Medford and nearby Somerville provide many entertainment opportunities. Plus, Boston is only a short train ride away.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$72,300
% of students who get any grants
40%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$30,100
Average price for low-income students
$9,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
14%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1450/33
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
5,960
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
93%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
$500
student success
Graduation rate
92%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$18,000
Average salary within 3 years
$60,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
62%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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