Tufts is a medium-sized liberal arts university with a focus on faculty relationships, research, and celebrating diverse experiences. Our 5,500 undergraduate students pursue majors in one of three schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, or the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). As part of a tier one research university, our students delve into world-class research easily and early, exploring fields from soft-bodied robotics to the rebirth of urban democracy, microbial communities to musical theater. Tufts offers the chance to join a close-knit community that supports intellectual risk-taking and a global outlook, all in a beautiful campus setting just five miles from downtown Boston.
You can’t fit Tufts students into a box. They are intellectually powerful, down-to-earth, driven, and civic-minded. At Tufts, they learn how to make a measurable difference and then start making it—even as undergraduates. On campus, the Tisch College of Civic Life leads the way, allowing students to take curricular courses in social change or even enroll in the 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program. Whether they are engineers, studio artists, political scientists, or poets, our students graduate from Tufts ready to enact positive change in the communities they join.
Tufts at a Glance
|Arts and Sciences Students||4,337|
|SMFA at Tufts Students||191|
|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)|
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