Tufts 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’s unique combination of research and liberal arts attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in its environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.
Tufts fosters a culture of academic rigor and inspired scholarship in a multiplicity of academic disciplines. It caters to a range of students—from high schoolers to undergraduate, graduate and professional students to mid-career professionals and adult learners of all ages. The university strives to foster personal relationships between students and faculty, encouraging individual attention in both the classroom and research settings. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives spans all Tufts campuses, building collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools.
Research at Tufts is about breaking down walls—between fields, between faculty and students, between what is and what could be. Innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration are the foundations of discovery at Tufts. The university’s world-class researchers push boundaries and ask questions that will take knowledge to the next level.
The longstanding relationship with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gives SMFA students special access to one of the world's most prestigious art institutions. Students go behind the scenes to explore the museum's rich collections, libraries, and archives. They network with artists and art professionals, develop working relationships with curators, pursue jobs and internships, and enjoy exclusive exhibition opportunities. This unique partnership with the museum brings a new dimension to student’s art school education.
As a Tufts student, one will take advantage of Boston, a vibrant, welcoming city where art, culture, and entertainment are everywhere. Medford/Somerville campus is home to the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and is located just five miles northwest of Boston and may be easily reached by car or public transportation. Fenway campus is home to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and is located in downtown Boston.
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