Tufts University was founded in 1852.It is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and providing students with a personal experience. The university has grown from a small liberal arts college into a non-sectarian university of approximately 10,800 students on four campuses. Its unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in their environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement. Tufts is a student centred research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge.
With a student faculty ratio of 9:1 and an average class size of 20, Tufts University provides its undergraduates the resources of a major research university and the attention of a liberal arts college. Students may choose from nearly 150 majors and minors at the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, including 30 interdisciplinary programs and the unique offerings of the Experimental College. It is committed to provide transformative experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas innovate in the face of complex challenges and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world. International, student-centred, Tufts University is dedicated to academic rigor and interdisciplinary research that addresses the most critical issues facing their world.
The university’s Medford, Somerville campus is located just five miles northwest of Boston and may be easily reached by car or public transportation. The Fenway campus, home to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, is located in downtown Boston.
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