Get to Know Tufts

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Enjoy the scenery on a 90 second flight over the diverse environments of Tufts’ campuses in Grafton, Medford/Somerville and Boston.

Scenes from around Tufts.

Tufts at a Glance

Tufts is a private university with campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville & Grafton, Mass., and Talloires, France.

Figures accurate as of Fall 2013. More information at the Office of Institutional Research and in the Fact Book.

  • Established: 1852
  • Total students: 10,819
  • Undergraduates: 5,131
  • Graduate and professional: 5,284
  • International: 1,246
  • Total faculty: 1,456
  • Total staff: 3,070
  • Total volumes, all libraries: 1,236,421
  • Total libraries: 6
  • Campuses: 4 (Medford/Somerville; Boston; Grafton; Talloires, France)
  • Motto: Pax et Lux
  • Colors: Brown and blue
  • Mascot: Jumbo (elephant)
  • Affiliations: NESCAC

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Schools & Deans

School of Arts and Sciences
James M. Glaser, Interim Dean
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Robert Cook, Dean
School of Engineering
Linda M. Abriola, Dean
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Deborah T. Kochevar, Dean
School of Dental Medicine
Huw F. Thomas, Dean
The Fletcher School
James Stavridis, Dean
Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean
School of Medicine
Harris Berman, Dean
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Naomi Rosenberg, Dean
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
Alan D. Solomont, Dean

What is active citizenship?

Founded and managed by Tufts undergraduates, the Institute of Political Citizenship (IOPC) seeks to engage students in local and state government, so that they may shape policy that address community needs. Hoping to develop future civic leaders, the IOPC joins active citizenship with politics by showing that politics can be more than just an electoral or partisan activity.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Unlawful discrimination has no place at Tufts University and offends the University’s core values which include a commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion.   All Tufts employees, faculty members, students and community members are expected to join with and uphold this commitment.

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