Tufts strives to build and maintain a strong, diverse student body. Diversity is one of the core values of Tufts, and the institution makes every effort to foster a community that embraces and celebrates difference, in order to better prepare graduates for leadership in an increasingly diverse world. This page contains data concerning the undergraduate student body composition in terms of gender, race/ethnicity and the proportion of students receiving Pell Grants. More information regarding student diversity may be found on the Undergraduate Admissions website, the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering homepages, or at the Office of Equal Opportunity. Information about university-wide diversity can be found here.
The following tables contain historical information concerning the percentages of full-time male and female undergraduate students enrolled at Tufts as of the fall of the year shown.
*Tufts acquired the SMFA on July 1, 2016. Starting in 2016/17 figures include students seeking BFAs. BA/BFA dual-degree students are included in all years.
The following tables contain information concerning the self-identified race/ethnicity of full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Tufts during Fall 2022. The definitions for the racial/ethnic categories follow the Final Guidance on Maintaining, Collecting, and Reporting Racial and Ethnic Data to the U.S. Department of Education, 10/19/07, Federal Register, Volume 72, Number 202, pp. 59266-59279.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||2||<1%|
|Black or African American||325||6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||3||<1%|
|Two or more races||408||7%|
*Arts & Sciences figures include students seeking BFAs and BA/BFA dual degrees.
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1||<1%|
|Black or African American||77||6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||2||<1%|
|Two or more races||85||7%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||3||<1%|
|Black or African American||402||6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||5||<1%|
|Two or more races||492||7%|
The following tables contain historical information concerning the number and proportion of Tufts undergraduate students who receive Federal Pell Grants.
|# undergrads receiving Pell Grants||664||687||672||726||807|
|% of all undergraduates||12%||12%||11%||12%||12%|
|Average Pell Grant||$4,729||$4,762||$5,048||$5,142||$5,273|
Significantly more information about student body composition can be found in the Students section of the Tufts University Fact Book.
1. Source: Fact Book; Fall Enrollment File ↩
2. Source: Fall Enrollment File ↩
3. Source: IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) survey. See College Navigator for more information.↩