Formed in the year 1852, Tufts University is a privately-owned higher education institution that focuses on research. It is an associate of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which was founded by Christian Universalists as a secular institution of higher education. In the year 1852, Charles Tufts offered 20 acres of land as a charity to get the task done. Started as New England Liberal Arts College, it saw its conversion into a bigger research institution in the 1970s.
The university is located in Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts, with its main campus located on Walnut Hill which is about 8 km from Boston. This campus offers undergraduate degree programs in arts and sciences, as well as engineering. Moreover, it is categorized into 11 schools, offers a range of academic programs that attract students, faculty, and staff who thrive in an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement.
It is an average size establishment that holds the enrolment of more than 5,000 undergraduate students. The university is acknowledged for its internationalism that offers numerous study abroad programs. Moreover, it underlines public service and active citizenship in all its disciplines. With a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 and an average class size of 20, Tufts provides its undergraduates with the resources of a major research university and the attention of a liberal arts college
Tufts University offers a number of bachelor degree courses including Bachelor of Sciences, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interdisciplinary Art. Other than this, a 5-year combined BFA and BA/BS undergraduate degree program is also offered at the university. 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. Apart from this, it also offers opportunities to high school students to study and discover the university during the summer.
Notably, many of its alumni are Nobel laureates, governors, billionaires, heads of state, Emmy and Academy Award winners, senators, representatives, and National Academy members. Some of these also include Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, Rhodes, and Goldwater scholars. Further, many graduates are working as CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 companies.