University Facts

As a leader in American higher education, Tufts provides a collaborative and inclusive environment to support scholars whose work has a profound impact locally and globally. Across a broad range of disciplines, we are pursuing bold ideas and seeking innovative solutions to complex challenges. The following statistics reflect both the value and the values that define Tufts. 

Admissions & Enrollment

For the undergraduate class of 2021, Tufts received 21,501 applicants and accepted just 14.6%. See Profile of the Class of 2022

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Sources: Tufts University Fact Book

Diversity & Inclusion

The University seeks to create an environment in which community members are exposed to different cultures and contexts, and can use their experiences to be engaged citizens, both locally and globally.

To accomplish our goals, we must translate ideas into action and continuously track our progress. The Diversity and Inclusion website features information about initiatives, events, and resources available to the community. In addition, the data we collect is available on the interactive diversity dashboard, which provides unprecedented access to information about the composition of our community. Learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at Tufts.

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Sources: Diversity & Inclusion

Financials

The Finance Division is responsible for managing the financial resources of the University, including budgeting, purchasing, accounting, banking, and insurance. 

Faculty and staff can access financial data through PeopleSoft, Data Warehouse, Tufts Marketplace, and Apptricity. Additional financial and business intelligence data is available via Tableau.

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Sources: Tufts University Fact Book

Research Administration and Development

Tufts research administration infrastructure is comprised of central offices within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), as well as local research administrators within schools and centers. Central Pre-Award and Central Post-Award within the OVPR facilitate research and compliance by providing central pre-award and post-award services. Both offices work with local research administrators to support investigators in pursuing and managing sponsored funding. The Office of Research Development supports investigators in the development of proposals for sponsored funding via training, grantsmanship editing, tools, and templates.

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IT & Computing

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services that support Tufts’ mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. We organize around four main families of practice: Planning and Design, Service Delivery and Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology with a focus on increasing expertise and coordination across teams responsible for the design and delivery of IT services, and strengthening capacity in service areas specific to Tufts’ mission.

With over 250 staff supporting all the schools and divisions across 4 campuses, TTS provides a 24/7 Service Desk handling around 85,000 service requests over the course of a year; a variety of technology-related consulting services for research, teaching, and information security; and a robust network that serves 181 buildings across Tufts campuses. Learn more about TTS, our values, and our work.

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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. The university’s goal is to be a leader in the responsible stewardship of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge in our students, staff, and faculty of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines. Learn more about sustainability at Tufts.

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Tufts has reduced its carbon emissions in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol (7% below 1990 levels by 2012) and is progressing towards the goals of the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers Climate Change Action Plan (10% below 1990 levels by 2020 and 75-85% long term) and the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008 (10-25% below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% reduction below 1990 by 2050).

Sources: Tufts University Fact BookTufts Office of Sustainability

Community

The Office of Community Relations creates the bridge between Tufts and its host communities of Medford, Somerville, and Chinatown. Learn more about Community Relations.

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Sources: Community Relations