Tufts University Admits 10% Of Students To The Class of 2028

28/03/202412 minute read
Tufts University Admits 10% Of Students To The Class of 2028

Tufts University's regular admissions decisions for the Class of 2028 represent a 10% acceptance rate, on par with the acceptance rate for the Class of 2027. Of 34,000 applicants, only 3,400 students were accepted to the university, underscoring the competitive landscape of Tufts’ admissions process.


Tufts’ Class of 2028 Acceptance Results

Tufts University, a private research university in Massachusetts, announced that it received more than 34,400 applications to join its undergraduate Class of 2028, a 1% increase from last year. It also reported a new record set for applicants to its School of Engineering.

These numbers highlight the extraordinary challenge of gaining admission to Tufts University. Let's break down key admissions statistics over the years:

Tufts' Acceptance Rate by Year
Class of 2028Class of 2027Class of 2026
Number of Applicants34,40034,00234,880
Number of Acceptances3,4003,4443,200
Acceptance Rate10%10.1%9.7%

Class of 2028 Academics

Tufts’ Class of 2028 accepted students reveal an unprecedented level of selectivity. 92% of the students admitted were in the top 10% of their high school class, and 60% of accepted students submitted standardized test scores.

Incoming undergraduates indicated their top areas of academic interest as

  • Biology
  • International relations
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Political science
  • Interdisciplinary art
  • Psychology

Let’s take a look at the academic trends of Tufts’ accepted Classes over time:

Tufts' Accepted Academic Statistics
Class of 2028Class of 2027Class of 2026
Top 10% of high school class92%91%-
Submitted test scores60%60%56%
Attended public school55%53%54%

Class of 2028 Demographics

Gender: Women comprise 56% of Tufts’ undergraduate Class of 2028 while men represent 41%. 3% identify as non-binary or genderqueer, or preferred not to specify a gender identity.

First Generation: 11% of the class are among the first generation in their family to attend college, and 36% of admitted students speak a language other than, or in addition to, English at home.

Geographic Location: The class represents all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. Of students from the United States, 29% are from New England; 31% from the Mid-Atlantic; 17% from the West; 15% from the South and Southwest; and 6% from the Midwest.

More than 400 admitted students are foreign nationals, representing 100+ citizenships. The most represented countries are China, India, South Korea, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Argentina, Rwanda, and Mexico.

The table below outlines the demographic changes to Tufts’ admitted Classes by year:

Tufts' Demographics by Year
Class of 2028Class of 2027Class of 2026
States Represented504948
Foreign Nationals12%15%13%
Bilingual36%--
First Generation11%6%19%
Identify as a woman56%56%55%
Identify as a man41%41%41%
Students of color-57%56%

Tufts Application Policies

In recent years, Tufts University's admissions landscape has experienced significant changes. From alterations in standardized testing requirements to changes in academic criteria, let's discuss the current and future admissions policies at Tufts.

Key Policies

  • English proficiency test scores: All applicants whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency, unless a student has been enrolled in an English instruction school for at least three years
  • IB curriculum: Tufts does not prefer one curriculum over another
  • SAT/ACT requirements: Fall 2024, Fall 2025, and Fall 2026 applicants have a test-optional admissions policy
  • International transfers: Students who have completed the equivalent of two or more semesters at an international country may apply as a transfer student
  • Academic credentials: Tufts requires four years of internal academic results and expects to see three years of grades, along with any available marks from the current year
  • Interviews: Interviews are optional and offered globally by alumni and senior student interviewers
  • Financial Aid: All financial aid at Tufts is need-based
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What Kind of Student Gets into Tufts?

It's clear that to gain admission to Tufts, students need to present a truly exceptional profile that extends beyond standardized test scores and academic records.

How Crimson Can Help You Stand Out

Tufts’ low acceptance rates and the broader trends in elite admissions highlight how challenging it has become to gain entry into top universities. In this highly competitive landscape, seeking guidance from experienced college admissions advisors can be a significant advantage. Advisors offer personalized support throughout the complex application process, helping you:

  • Craft a Compelling Narrative: They work with you to identify your unique strengths, passions, and experiences. This helps shape a cohesive application that showcases your potential to contribute to the Tufts community.
  • Navigate Strategic Choices: Advisors can provide insights on application timing (early vs. regular), test score submission, and highlight areas where you can further boost your profile.
  • Excel in Every Aspect: From essay coaching to interview preparation, advisors ensure each application component is polished and demonstrates your preparedness for Tufts’ rigorous academic environment.

Proven Success in a Competitive Landscape

Crimson Education has a track record of helping students achieve their admissions goals. Our personalized approach and expertise in selective admissions have led to impressive results. This year alone, over 200 Crimson students were accepted to top US universities in the early round. Here's a breakdown of our 2024 early-round numbers:

  • 85 offers to the Ivy League.
  • 129 offers to the USA Top 10 + Ivies including 12 offers to Stanford
  • Over 300 offers to the US Top 50
  • Over 276 offers to each student’s first choice school
  • A remarkable 7+ offers to UPenn’s highly competitive Wharton School of Business, Huntsman and Jerome Fisher programs…and the best is yet to come!
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