Tufts University

Address

Office of Admissions / School of Medicine / 136 Harrison Avenue / Boston, Massachusetts USA 02111

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
47
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1893
US News Rank - Research
53
US News Rank - Primary Care
52
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 9M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.75
Median MCAT
515
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$130
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. Please briefly describe your plans for the coming year. Include in this explanation if you will be a student, working, conducting research, volunteering, etc. (1000 characters)

2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)

3. Given how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the world this year, please contextualize how your experiences have been affected which might include your personal, professional and educational journey. (1000 characters)

4. We understand that many applicants encounter academic hardships along the way. Please comment on any academic difficulties that you have encountered since completing high school (grades and MCAT scores) and that you believe might adversely affect your likelihood of medical school acceptance. We believe that such difficulties offer an opportunity for growth and would appreciate learning how your experiences have affected your approach to academics. If you have not encountered any difficulties, you may answer 'No'. (1000 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine? (If yes, 1000 characters)

2. Please briefly describe your plans for the coming year. Include in this explanation if you will be a student, working, conducting research, volunteering, etc. (1000 characters)

3. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine? (If yes, 1000 characters)

4. Given how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the world this year, please contextualize how your experiences have been affected which might include your personal, professional and educational journey. (1000 characters)

5. Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s).
(If yes, 1000 characters)

6. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.)
(If yes, 1000 characters)

Essay Topics ('19 - '20)

1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)

2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)

3. Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s). (1000 characters)

4. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.) (1000 characters)



Essay Topics ('18 - '19)

1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)

2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)

3. Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s). (1000 characters)

4. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.) (1000 characters)



Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)

2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine? (1000 characters)

3. Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s). (1000 characters)

4. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.) (1000 characters)

There is also a prerequisite section which asks to show which classes you have completed to complete each pre req



Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine?

Yes/No

Please explain briefly (1000 characters or less).

2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine?

Yes/No

Please explain briefly (1000 characters or less).

3. Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s).

Yes/No

Please explain briefly (1000 characters or less).

4. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.)

Yes/No

Please explain briefly (1000 characters or less).



Essay Topics ('15 - '16)

Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine?

Yes/No (If yes, please explain briefly in 1000 characters or less).

2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine?

Yes/No (If yes, please explain briefly in 1000 characters or less).

3. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.)

Yes/No

4. Is any member of your family a graduate of TUSM or a current member of our faculty?

Yes/No

5. Have you ever participated in any of the following Tufts University programs? (If so, please indicate the dates of your participation.)

6. Do you have any withdrawals or repeated coursework listed on your transcript(s)?



Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine?

Yes/No (If yes, please explain briefly in 1000 characters or less).

2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine?

Yes/No (If yes, please explain briefly in 1000 characters or less).

3. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.)

Yes/No

4. Is any member of your family a graduate of TUSM or a current member of our faculty?

Yes/No

5. Have you ever participated in any of the following Tufts University programs? (If so, please indicate the dates of your participation.)



Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

1000 Character Limit:

1. Do you wish to include any comments (in addition to those already provided in your AMCAS application) to the Admissions Committee at Tufts University School of Medicine?2. Do you consider yourself a person who would contribute to the diversity of the student body of Tufts University School of Medicine?

3. Did you take any leaves of absence or significant breaks from your undergraduate education? (Do not include time off after graduation.)

4. Is any member of your family a graduate of TUSM or a current member of our faculty?

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