Tufts University

The world we live in is not easily segmented by academic disciplines. Problems in the world will not fit into neatly labeled categories and solutions will not come from a single point of view. Global challenges like the European debt crisis or climate change are intertwined across economic, political, technological, linguistic, and cultural lines. Tufts educational philosophy recognizes this and adapts to it with requirements that push students towards interdisciplinary thought. Students are asked to understand global culture and to see the importance of context beyond any singular discipline. Tufts believes in using intellect to impact the world and in understanding how the world impacts our intellectual pursuits. It is not uncommon to find a computer scientist partnering with faculty in mechanical engineering and drama to program robots that can tell a good story or a religion major studying to become a doctor who understands of how faith, ethics, and health are linked. Tufts cross-disciplinary strength is possible because of its combination of intimate size and world-class research. Tufts mission to impact the world benefits from Boston, the premier higher education destination in the United States as well as the constellation of schools that defines the university: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Engineering, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Medicine.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1852 N/A Semester $1.6 billion Bendetson Hall, Medford, MA 02155 (617) 627-5195
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72 100.0 Massachusetts Medford 46 16