Founded

1948

Location

Waltham, Mass., nine miles west of Boston

Motto

Truth, Even Unto Its Innermost Parts

Character

Private research university with a liberal arts focus

Campus

235 acres comprising more than 100 academic and residential buildings

Staff

1,150

Faculty

649

Tuition for 2016-17

$49,586 per year

Room and board for 2016-17

$14,224 per year (double, 12-meal plan)

Financial aid

More than $51 million in funded grants and scholarships to undergraduates

Academic calendar

Two 15-week semesters

Full-time undergraduate enrollment

3,610 (as of 2015)

Female-male ratio

57 percent to 43 percent

Student-to-faculty ratio

10 to 1

SAT middle 50 percent

1310-1430 (combined)

Students in top 20 percent of high school class

89 percent

Acceptance rate

35 percent

Clubs and organizations

More than 260

Athletics

19 varsity sports (9 men’s, 10 women’s)

Colors

Blue and white