Tufts University

Overview

Tufts University, located 5 miles north of Boston in Medford, Massachusetts, provides students with the resources of a large research university as well as the attention of a liberal arts college.  All undergraduate programs at Tufts are offered by the School of Arts and the School of Engineering.

Tufts students, often referred to as Jumbos, have the option to enroll in classes at Boston University, Boston College, or Brandeis University, giving them further access and resources to all that the surrounding area has to offer.  At Tufts, there are also plenty of opportunities to get involved in theater, visual arts, music and dance, largely due to its special relationships with the New England Conservatory of Music and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where Tufts students can pursue combined degrees or take classes.  With over 350 student-run clubs and organizations built around various themes, 28 teams in Division III athletics, club sports and intramurals, there are numerous ways for you to meet people who share your interests and passions. Jumbos often describe themselves as passionate, collaborative, curious, and down-to-earth.

Two fun facts: First, Jumbo the elephant, Tufts’ official mascot, is the only college mascot in the Webster Dictionary. Second, on the morning of Halloween each year, students wake up to discover Tufts has been "pumpkined"—pumpkins of every size and shape perch in strange places all over campus.

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