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

569 (as of fall 2016)

Tuition for 2017-18

$51,460 per year

Room and board for 2017-18

$14,744 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

Full-time undergraduate enrollment

3,635 (as of fall 2017)

Graduate student enrollment

2,087 (as of fall 2017)

Female-male ratio

59 percent to 41 percent

Student-to-faculty ratio

10 to 1

SAT middle 50 percent

1300-1440 (combined)

Students in top 25 percent of high school class

90 percent

Acceptance rate

34 percent

Clubs and organizations

More than 260

Athletics

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

Colors

Blue and white