Tufts University

A truly international school, Tufts has campuses on two continents and stresses public service in all of its offered disciplines. It’s got a well-earned reputation for great interdisciplinary programs and a diverse and happy student body. One of the “New Ivies,” Tufts continues to build its prestige and build its appeal as one of the hottest colleges in the nation.


Study Abroad

About 40-45% of undergrads at Tufts study abroad, either for a semester or even for a full academic year. In addition to the main campus just outside Boston, Tufts has a campus in Talloires, France, and students can choose to spend a summer semester studying there while living with a host family. For students who would rather study in the States but want to branch out, Tufts also offers programs in Washington D.C., at Mystic Seaport, and even offers exchanges with Spelman College, Swarthmore College, and Lincoln University.

International Relations Major

One of the most popular majors at Tufts, the IR program is truly interdisciplinary, drawing from courses in the social sciences, arts, natural sciences, history, and more. Students in the program explore issues such as regional history, the role of the US in foreign affairs, and economics. Language and study abroad programs are tied in with the major, allowing IR students to have a truly hands-on learning experience.

Experimental College

The Experimental College is a hallmark of Tufts—a campus organization devoted to developing new courses and bringing the expertise of working professionals in the greater Boston area to the undergraduate curriculum. ExCollege instructors are policy analysts, filmmakers, attorneys, and PhDs from a wide array of disciplines. Courses are discussion-based and fully participatory, and students even have the chance to be involved in programming, reviewing course proposals and voting for courses to be added.


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Student Body

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  • Applicants 18406
  • Accepted 3469
  • Enrolled 1312


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Important Dates

Nov 1, 2017
Early Decision
Jan 1, 2017
Regular Decision Deadline
Feb 1, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline

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Famous/Notable Alumni

Meredith Viera, Rainn Wilson, Jessica Biel

5 Most Popular Majors

(1) International Affairs, (2) Economics, (3) Political Science, (4) English, (5) Biology

Fun Fact!

Every year on the night before Halloween, the Tufts Mountain Club “pumpkins” the whole campus by placing pumpkins in the most obvious and absurd of places (on top of statues, buildings, etc…).

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