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Students and parents walk on the Tufts campus in summer. Undergraduate applications at Tufts rise almost 12%, an increase in virtually every demographic group, creating the largest and the most diverse applicant pool ever, for the Class of 2026 Expand Tufts Undergraduate Applications Rise Almost 12%

The increase comes in almost every demographic group, creating the largest and most diverse applicant pool ever.

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Image of a large rocky asteroid on a black background. A Tufts astronomer explains asteroids, the rocky remnants from the birth of our solar system. Expand Looking Up at the Asteroids in the Neighborhood

Danilo Marchesini, professor of physics and astronomy, explains the rocky remnants from the birth of our solar system.

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Visitors inside the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol Building with statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C. Expand Sculpting a Legacy: The Art and Impact of John Wilson

Through his famous bust of Martin Luther King Jr. and beyond, the artist and Tufts alumnus celebrated the dignity and humanity of Black Americans.

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Diversity and Inclusion

"Tufts represents more than an opportunity to educate oneself. It offers a place to be oneself.”

— President Anthony P. Monaco

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Global Leadership

With more than 1,700 international students, 450 international faculty and scholars, and 6,000 alumni living outside of the United States, our global community is an essential part of our identity. 

Tufts is committed to global engagement and international research. 

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Michael Avery holds his patient, a Box Turtle, who is recuperating from a leg injury at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic

Our community thrives on embracing complex issues and marshaling the capacities of our unique constellation of schools to develop innovative approaches to local and global challenges.

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Societal Impact

We encourage our students, alumni, faculty and staff to connect with the community on local, national and global levels. Through leadership, partnership, mentorship, service and discussion, the active citizens of the Tufts community use their knowledge and research to develop solutions to social challenges. 

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New solar panels at the Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine

From class projects and cutting-edge research, to extracurricular activities and internships, sustainability is an integral part of Tufts life. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved in developing solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.  

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Transformative Experiences

We are committed to providing every student with ample opportunity for transformative experiences within and beyond the classroom.

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Tufts People

Elizabeth Semmelhack, AG93, director and senior curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto
This Museum Director Focuses Solely on Shoes

From Renaissance platform shoes that were nearly two feet high to today’s virtual sneakers that can’t even be worn, Elizabeth Semmelhack, AG93, illuminates the many meanings of footwear.

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Eva Bibas, a fourth-year student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
Searching for Answers Through Art

Eva Bibas, BFA22, channels her lifelong passion for art into multimedia works that explore spirituality and connect her audience to her environment.

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Reclaiming a Whole Identity

Rachel Arlene Redeye Porter, F17, is exploring what it means to be Indigenous and helping others connect with who they are.

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Bob Jones sitting on an outdoor deck. The only Black member of the Tufts Class of 1953, Bob Jones tells his life story growing up facing discrimination and obstacles, and never giving up.
Hurdling Over the Obstacles

The only Black member of the Tufts Class of 1953, one-time track star Bob Jones tells of his life growing up facing discrimination and barriers, and overcoming them all.

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Talia Quandelacy in an office. She uses her expertise as an epidemiologist to help raise awareness of inequities that affect health in urban areas and reservation communities
Bringing Attention to Native Americans Amid the Pandemic

Talia Quandelacy, A07, uses her expertise as an epidemiologist to help raise awareness of inequities that affect health in urban areas and reservation communities.

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Soledad Caballero, AG02, reads her poem
A Chilean-American Poet Describes Life in Translation

M. Soledad Caballero, AG02, explores memory, body, and identity in her first poetry collection, "I Was a Bell," which won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award.

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An Insider’s Guide to Latinx Theater

Noe Montez, chair of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, shares the plays and shows that inspired him toward a career in Latinx theater and performance.

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Gabriel Perez, D23, stands outside Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
As a Boy in Rural Mexico, His Life Was Changed by Dentists. Now Gabriel Perez Is Inspiring Others

With his student leadership and outreach efforts, Perez, D23, is determined to boost awareness of oral care in Hispanic communities.

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Research by Michael Bruce, head of the CDC’s Arctic Investigations Program, and colleagues found a link between homes without running water and infections, leading to new grants to bring indoor plumbing to rural Alaskan communities. Photo: Courtesy of Mic
Keeping the Arctic a Step Ahead of the Next Health Crisis

Michael Bruce, M94, MG94, one of Alaska’s leading infectious disease research doctors, investigates COVID-19 and other threats to the state’s Indigenous peoples.

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Madeleine Oudin in a lab. A professor and cancer researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts, she has been named a New Innovator by the National Institutes of Health.
Tufts Professor Wins New Innovator Grant for Cancer Research

Madeleine Oudin, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, received a $2.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health for her research into a critical pathway to tumor growth.

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