Tufts University is a student-centered, medium-sized research university with two undergraduate campuses - one located just outside of Boston in Medford and Somerville and one in the Fenway area of Boston. 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 residential campuses with over 300 student organizations while at the same time having easy access to the city of Boston.
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 three undergraduate schools: The School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, or the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. The School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering share the Medford/Somerville campus, so while they are technically separate, they use the same residence halls, the same classrooms, and the same facilities – so it never feels like there’s a divide. Students attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts have separate facilities on the Fenway campus, where they can take full advantage of the arts resources at the Museum of Fine Arts and in the Avenue of the Arts area of Boston. However, students on both campuses have full access to all of Tufts' resources. In fact, students in any school can take classes – or sometimes even double major or minor – in the others.
Tufts at a Glance
|Arts and Sciences Students||4,381|
|SMFA at Tufts Students||375|
|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)|
In accordance with both federal and state law, the university maintains information concerning current security policies and procedures and prepares an annual crime report concerning crimes committed within the geographical limits of the university. Upon request to the Office of Public Safety, 617-627-3030, the university will provide such information to any prospective student. The report is also available online at http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/wp-content/uploads/tufts-public-safety-annual-report-2015-16.pdf.