Situated in Medford Massachussets, the Tufts University was founded in 1852. It is a private research university and was founded by Christian Universalists. Over the years it has become a major research institution whose selective admission process has put it in comparison to the Ivy League Institutions. Tufts is recognized as a premier university dedicated to educating new leaders for a changing world.
Presently the university is located at 4 campuses- Medford, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; Grafton, Massachusetts and Talloires, France. The university comprises of various schools offering programs at under graduate, graduate and professional levels: Schools of Arts and Sciences, School of Museum of Fine Arts, School of Engineering, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Dental Medicine, School of Nutrition Science and Policy, School of Medicine, School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and School of Veterinary Medicine.
The university offers joint undergraduate degree programs with other universities like New England Conservatory, the Science Po Paris, University of Paris and Oxford University. Many of Tufts programs also have affiliations with the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Tufts University has student population of more than 11,400 students of which more than 5,500 are enrolled in undergraduate programs and 5,900 are enrolled in graduate and professional courses. The university has more than 1,140 faculty members and has the student to faculty ratio of 9:1. Being very selective in the student acceptance the Tufts University has acceptance rate of 16%.
Notable Alumni: Hank Azaria (Actor and voice actor most famous for his work on The Simpsons), Nicole Fiscella (Actress and model), Jill Lepore (Historian and professor at Harvard University)
Tufts University Programs
Tufts University Application Requirements
Tufts University Cost of studies
Bachelors: $ 57,324
Masters: Fees vary for each program.
Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.
Tufts University Deadlines
Bachelors: January 1
Masters: Deadlines vary for each program
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.
Tufts University Rankings
RegionalUnited States of America
Tufts University Scholarships
1. Tufts University Beinecke Scholarship
The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Each year approximately 135 colleges and universities are invited to nominate a student for a Beinecke Scholarship, and up to 20 new scholarships will be awarded. Each school invited to participate in the Beinecke Scholarship Program is permitted to make a single nomination each year.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Applicants must be a junior and plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, and a documented history of financial need.
Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
Be a United States citizen or the United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid.
Each nominated student will be required to complete a Financial Aid Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion.
How to Apply
- 1000-word personal statement
- Endorsement letter
- Financial aid form
- Three letters of recommendation
- Creative sample (if necessary)
2. Tufts University Boren Fellowship
Boren Scholarships provide US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to US national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to US national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development and environmental degradation.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Applicants must be current students in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
Undergraduate students in STEM fields are eligible for summer-only programs.
They must be applying to a study abroad program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Additionally, they must be willing to commit to a service requirement of work for at least a year in a position in the Federal Government with national security responsibilities (the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, or any element of the intelligence community are priority agencies).
How To Apply
Choice of preferred and alternate Study Abroad Programs
Two statements of purpose, each 6000 characters
Two Letters of Recommendation