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Arts and Sciences at a Glance: Quick Facts

HISTORY
1854: The School of Arts and Sciences was founded as Tufts College with seven students and four professors
1909: The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was established

LOCATION
The School and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is located on the Medford/Somerville campus, just five miles outside of Boston.

DEAN
Dr. Joanne Berger Sweeney is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT
Male: 45%; Female: 55%

Diversity:

  • Domestic students of color: 27%
  • States Represented: 44
  • Foreign citizens: 10.1%

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS - Fall 2013

  • Applications: 15,222
  • Acceptance Rate: 18.7%
  • Mean rank in class (when available): Top 6%
  • Mean SAT scores: Math: 719;, Critical Reading: 716; Writing: 721

FINANCIAL AID
Tufts undergraduate students received more than $91,114,250 in university aid and other scholarships

FACULTY
Full time: 875
Part time: 464

Sponsored Research: New grants and contracts for 2012/2013: $134,6999
Departments or programs that received the largest awards were: Biology, Chemistry, Math, Psychology, Physics, and Child Development.

ATHLETICS

  • 29 teams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NEASCAC)
  • 20+ intramurals and 20 club sports
  • 2013 NCAA Division III Champions in Field Hockey and Softball

ACTIVITIES
300+ Student Organizations and Honorary Societies

AREAS OF STUDY
Most Popular Majors: Biology, English, Internal Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Economics
Study Abroad: Tufts has study abroad programs in ten countries, as well as a campus in Talloires, France

DEGREES CONFERRED - 2013
School of Arts and Sciences: 1,180 bachelor's degrees
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: 344 master's-level degrees, 14 education specialist degrees, 48 doctoral degrees, 29 professional certificates

Did You Know?

Several students have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Fulbright Scholarships to do dissertation research across the world. Most recently, Jocelyn Muller, a Biology Ph.D. student, and Katherine Handwerger, a Psychology Ph.D. student, were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Iris Ponte, a Ph.D. student in Child Development, and Neilesh Bose, a Ph.D. student in History, won Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Awards.