Tufts is a private university comprised of three undergraduate programs—the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, both located in Somerville/Medford, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, located in Boston—and many graduate programs. Tufts is a leader in American higher education, a blend of both a research university and a liberal arts college. This unique combination attracts students, faculty, and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Liberal Arts
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year students apply using the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or the Questbridge Application. The application requires the SAT or the ACT, 1 teacher recommendation, 1 guidance counselor recommendation, transcripts, a personal statement, and the responses to the Tufts Writing Supplement. An interview with an alumnus/a is optional.


Tufts welcomes applications for transfer admission from students who will have completed some college by the time they plan to enroll at Tufts. Our only entry point for transfer students is in the fall. The number of transfer students who matriculate to Tufts in a given year varies.

Additional Information

Hey, just starting your search? 
Here's what Tufts is all about. 

Tufts is a student-centered research university, which means that we like to dig into our passions deeply and figure things out for ourselves. Students and professors come together, across disciplines, to ask questions and create meaning. 

Jumbos use their skills and ideas to better people's lives, whether they are teaching engineering in local elementary schools, creating sustainable businesses, or spending a year doing full-time service as a 1+4 Bridge-Year Fellow. 

...in a lot of things. Tufts students don't limit themselves: they combine biology with philosophy, compete as nationally-ranked D3 athletes, pursue degrees in studio art at our School of the Museums of Fine Arts, and solve problems as engineers. They're part of a community that embraces the unconventional and the uncategorizable. 

This is a place where students are as excited to debate Game of Thrones fan theories as they are to apply mathematical theorems--as intellectually playful as they are powerful. 

Visit us

Our Medford/Somerville campus – home to the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering – is located just five miles northwest of Boston and may be easily reached by car or public transportation. The SMFA at Tufts campus is located in Boston on the Fenway. If you would like to visit either campus, you can register for an information session, a student-led tour, and/or a portfolio review (SMFA) on our website.

“Tufts is a place where people can explore their interests and identities. It is a place bursting with funny, interesting, inspiring individuals who, although very different, can relate to and find common ground with one another.”

Lily Pisano, '20

Admissions office

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School location

Bendetson Hall, 2 The Green
Medford, MA 02155, United States of America

Phone number

(617) 627-3170


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