Vault Rating: 4 out of 5


  • Located in Medford, near downtown Boston
  • Small class size and low student-teacher ratio


  • Most selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Tufts University is a well-respected private institution located in a suburban area near Boston that emphasizes globalism, active citizenship, and environmentalism in its undergraduate programs through small class sizes and an accessible faculty.


Admission to Tufts is highly competitive: About 22 percent of applicants are accepted. Most of Tufts' admitted students rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating high school class.

Admission requirements include the Common Application and Tufts Supplement. Students should...  

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