Undergraduate and graduate students working in research labs across Tufts. At Tufts, researchers attempt to unravel the most complex challenges facing humanity, bettering our understanding of the world and our place in it, so that we can enhance knowledge, health, and equity in all forms.
Tufts University is a private research university in Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1852 as Tufts College by Christian universalists who sought to provide a nonsectarian institution of higher learning.
Tufts University is a private institution that was founded in 1852. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,676 (fall 2021), its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 150 acres.
Since 1852, Tufts has prepared exceptional students in diverse fields for lives of learning and leadership. Our commitment to the liberal arts, vital research enterprise, and collaborative, interdisciplinary culture combine to spark curiosity and create resounding global impact.
The interdisciplinary offerings at Tufts mean you can pursue your interests in and across our three undergraduate schools, all led by inspiring faculty members eager to work with undergraduate students. Majors & MinorsExplore our 90+ academic offerings, and then confidently dive deeply into your academic interests.
Tufts University is committed to promoting a safe campus environment and therefore requires all members of the University community to be vaccinated. Any visitor on our campus will be required to follow our COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. Visitors attending admissions events on campus are required to be vaccinated.
Tufts Offers Haven for Scholars at Risk An expanded university program hosts four academics—a veterinary surgeon, a human rights leader, a banking expert, and a professor of international relations—who fled peril in Ukraine and Afghanistan.