History, Affiliations and Rankings
Tufts University was founded in the year 1852 by Charles Tufts, in the highest hills of the Boston Area, Walnut Hill in the towns of Medford and Somerville. A major research University, Tufts offers big city opportunities by virtue of its location in the beautiful landscape of the greater Boston area. Tufts University is affiliated with the Association of American Universities (AAU), Universities Research Association (URA), Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), NAICU and the Space-grant colleges in the United States In the National Universities ranking of the 2020 edition of the US News and Report, Tufts ranked at the 29th position It was also given the 28th position in the Best Value Schools. In addition, as per QS World University Rankings 2022, the university is ranked #275 and #172 as per Times Higher Education Global Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Tufts University is spread across 4 campuses including Medford/Somerville, Boston and Grafton. The university has a campus that is spread across an area of 150 acres. The suburban campus of Tufts provides distinctive architecture and beautiful green grounds. Students have full access to all academic and recreational facilities on the Medford campus during their program. The campus infrastructure also features artworks of famous painters such as Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent and Andy Warhol. The University has an acceptance rate of 15 as it is quite selective of its students. The university maintains a student to teacher ratio of 9:1, implying that for every 9 students there is 1 professor available. Tufts offers over 90 undergraduate and 160 graduate programs across ten schools in the greater Boston area and Talloires, France. Some of the academic specializations offered at the University include, Arts and Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Dental Medicine, Business, Music, and Fine Arts.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Tufts University is a top-ranking University in the United States that has produced 7 Pulitzer prize-winning alumni and three Nobel Laureates. According to US News and World Report, the University is also recognized among the Best Value Schools in the country and is placed at #48 for Best Undergraduate Teaching. Tufts University has a vast global alumni network of 1,20,000+ living graduates worldwide, who continue to stay in touch with the University and mentor the students. Nobel laureates, governors, billionaires, chiefs of state, Emmy and Academy Award winners, senators, congressmen, and National Academy members are among its notable graduates. Some of the notable alumni are: Scott Brown (Former Ambassador of the United States to New Zealand), Hank Azaria (American Actor), Bill Richardson (Former Governor of New Mexico), Eugene Fama (American Economist), and others.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Tufts University has a student population of 12,200+ out of which over 6,000 constitutes the undergraduate enrollment on the campus. Students come from 50 states and represent 71 countries on the campus, while 54% of the students are women. The top 10 countries represented by international students are China, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Canada among others. There are 300+ student organizations on the campus, including 30 Graduate and Professional clubs for the students to utilize time outside the classroom, explore interests and network with peers. Top companies that hire graduate students of Tufts University include Predilytics, Cigna, Deloitte, and Sanofi.