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 (as of fall 2016)

Faculty

554 (as of fall 2017)

Tuition for 2018-19

$53,260 per year

Room and board for 2018-19

$15,260 per year (double, 12-meal plan)

Financial aid

More than $59 million in funded grants and scholarships to undergraduates

Academic calendar

Two 15-week semesters

Undergraduate enrollment

3,639 (as of fall 2018)

Graduate student enrollment

2,161 (as of fall 2018)

Undergraduate female-male ratio

60.6 percent to 39.4 percent

Student-to-faculty ratio

10 to 1

SAT middle 50 percent

1280-1500 (combined)

Students in top 25 percent of high school class

90 percent

Acceptance rate

31 percent

Clubs and organizations

More than 260

Athletics

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

Colors

Blue and white