The Ivy Coach Daily

September 7, 2021

Tufts University Class of 2025 Profile

Learn more about Tufts’ incoming class.

Tufts University’s latest incoming class, the Class of 2025, recently began their college experience. The Class of 2025, which happens to be the largest incoming class in the history of Tufts University, is also the most racially diverse class in the school’s storied history. In total, 48.4% of first-year students at Tufts identify as students of color — nearly half! This same statistic stood at 44.7% for the Class of 2024. It’s a significant difference in the world of elite college admissions. So just what is the breakdown of the enrollees in the Tufts University Class of 2025? Wonder no more!

As Laura Ferguson reports for TuftsNow in a piece entitled “Welcoming the Tufts Class of 2025,” “Among U.S. students, 48.4% identify as students of color; 7.8% as Black, 12.5% as Hispanic, 17.7% as Asian-American, and 10% as multiracial. 47.9% of students identify as white, while 3.7% did not specify a race or ethnicity. 35 students identify with a Native or Indigenous heritage, nearly all as part of a multiracial identity; 23 students identify as American Indian or Alaska Native, including 7 students who are enrolled citizens of their tribe and who represent seven tribal nations (Wampanoag, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Wyandotte, Chappaquiddick, Muscogee [Creek] Nation, Chickasaw, Oglala Sioux). 12 first-year students identify as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Students designated as foreign nationals account for 12.9% of the class. Students have citizenships from 74 countries. The most represented citizenships are China, India, South Korea, Canada, Turkey, Brazil, Thailand, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, United Kingdom.Students hail from all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.”

Most interestingly, Tufts did release the percentage of students who enrolled in Tufts’ incoming class who did not submit SAT or ACT scores under the school’s test-optional policy. That statistic? 45%. By our arithmetic, this means that 55% of incoming students at Tufts thus did submit SAT or ACT scores. This constitutes the majority. In any case, good on Tufts for joining only a handful of elite universities in releasing such a statistic. The schools that have not released such a data point appear to be hiding something. May the truth set them free!

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