Tufts University

Private, Four-years School Located in Medford, MA

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How much is the Tufts tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Tufts's tuition & fees is $67,844.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $87,222 when a student lives on-campus.

Tufts Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$67,844
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$16,778
On-campus Expenses$1,600
Off-campus Room & Board$16,778
Off-campus Expenses$1,600
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$63,804

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Tufts for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $299,769 at Tufts. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $380,595. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $160,302.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$70,571$89,653$37,792
Sophomore (2024-25)$73,408$93,221$39,275
Junior (2025-26)$76,360$96,931$40,817
Senior (2026-27)$79,429$100,789$42,418
4 Years Total$299,769$380,595$160,302
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$73,408$93,221$39,275
Sophomore (2025-26)$76,360$96,931$40,817
Junior (2026-27)$79,429$100,789$42,418
Senior (2027-28)$82,622$104,800$44,083
4 Years Total$311,820$395,742$166,593
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$76,360$96,931$40,817
Sophomore (2026-27)$79,429$100,789$42,418
Junior (2027-28)$82,622$104,800$44,083
Senior (2028-29)$85,944$108,972$45,813
4 Years Total$324,355$411,493$173,131
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$79,429$100,789$42,418
Sophomore (2027-28)$82,622$104,800$44,083
Junior (2028-29)$85,944$108,972$45,813
Senior (2029-30)$89,399$113,309$47,611
4 Years Total$337,395$427,870$179,926
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$82,622$104,800$44,083
Sophomore (2028-29)$85,944$108,972$45,813
Junior (2029-30)$89,399$113,309$47,611
Senior (2030-31)$92,993$117,818$49,480
4 Years Total$350,958$444,899$186,988

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Tufts' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Massachusetts, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $32,799.
In-StateOut-of-State
Tufts University$67,844
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Massachusetts Four-years Colleges$28,791
Public Schools$10,313$16,276
Private Schools$32,799

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Tufts and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Tufts UniversityMedford, MA$67,844$49,476
Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN$63,946$56,128
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD$63,340$65,956
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA$63,829$49,450
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN$62,693$62,502
Washington University in St LouisSaint Louis, MO$62,982$62,366
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA$68,237$68,128

Financial Aid and COA

At Tufts University, 2,676 students (40%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $49,857.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Tufts is $37,365 for students living on-campus and $37,365 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 808 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $51,613 and the average amount of student loans is $7,034.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$87,222
COA (off-campus)$87,222
Tuition & Fees$67,844
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,378
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$19,378
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,365
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,365
Average Financial Aid$49,857
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,67640%$49,857
Pell Grants80712%$5,273
Federal Student Loan1,32020%$4,951
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid80846%-
Grants or Scholarships68139%$51,613
Federal Grants28416%$5,537
Pell Grants21512%$5,531
Other Federal Grants27415%$1,398
State/Local Grants583%$3,720
Institutional Grants67538%$49,423
Student Loan Aid35220%$7,034
Federal Student Loans33419%$3,762
Other Student Loans1498%$8,185

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Tufts's acceptance rate is 11.43%. A total of 31,198 applicants applied to and 3,566 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,800 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 50.48%.
To apply to Tufts, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants31,19812,590$18,608
Admitted3,5661,510$2,056
Enrolled1,800784$1,016
Acceptance Rate11.43%11.99%11.05%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)50.48%51.92%49.42%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Tufts. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,495 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 34.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4951,4401,550
National Average1,174
Massachusetts Average1,308
SAT EBRW735710760
SAT Math760730790
ACT Composite343335
National Average25
Massachusetts Average30

Student Population

Tufts University has a total of 13,431 students including 6,815 undergraduate and 6,616 graduate students. By gender, there are 5,547 male students and 7,746 female students attending Tufts. The school offers online degree programs and 697 students enrolled online exclusively (5.19% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total13,293 5,5477,746
Undergraduate6,676 2,9913,685
Graduate6,617 2,5564,061

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressMedford, MA
Phone617-628-5000
WEBhttps://www.tufts.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered238 Programs
Online Program Offered11 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered120 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate10.00%
Yield50.00%
Student Population13,431
Graduation Rate93%
Transfer-out Rate4%
Retention Rate96%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties917 (Full-time), 509 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs4,099 (Full-time), 795 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$117,093
Average Staff Salary$79,554