Tufts University is a student-centered, medium-sized research university with its undergraduate campus located just outside of Boston in Medford and Somerville. Tufts provides a unique blend of research university and liberal arts college – adding a personal touch and focus on undergraduate education to top-ranked research programs across the disciplines. Our 5000 undergraduates work with faculty in classes that are, on average, 20 students. They live together on a residential campus with over 300 student organizations while at the same time having easy access to the city of Boston, which is just a short subway ride away.
If you’re passionate about learning and applying your knowledge to make an impact on the people around you, Tufts may be a great fit for you. Tufts students tend to describe themselves as collaborative, curious, intellectual, and down-to-earth. They are unexpected enthusiasts who value creative solutions and thoughtful peers. The best way to get to know us is to talk to us! You can plan your visit to campus, connect with current students, or explore our student blogs.
You’ll apply to one of our two undergraduate schools: The School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering. Although the schools are technically separate, both use the same application, the same residence halls, the same classrooms, and the same facilities – so it never feels like there’s a divide between the two. In fact, students in either school can take classes – or even double major or minor – in the other school.
Tufts at a Glance
|Arts and Sciences Students||4,381|
|First-Year Retention Rate||97%|
|Average Class Size||20|
|Need-Based Financial Aid||100% Guaranteed|
|Distance from Boston||5 miles (25 minutes on public transportation)|
|Most Popular Majors||International Relations, Biology, Economics, Psychology, English, Engineering|
|Motto||Pax et Lux (Peace and Light)|
|Colors||Brown and Blue|
|First-Year Housing||Guaranteed (and for sophomore year, too)|
|Sports||Division III, NESCAC (with four Division III titles in the past two years)|