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.
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.
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