Founded in 1852, Tufts University is recognized among the premier universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a " RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)” institution based on the breadth of basic and clinical research conducted, Tufts has extensive and highly regarded liberal arts, sciences and engineering programs that draw outstanding students from around the world with the highest academic achievement and standing.
More than 98 percent of enrolling students expect to pursue graduate or professional study after completion of a bachelors degree. Approximately 50 percent of all undergraduates attending Tufts pursue course work outside the United States to add a strong international dimension to their field of study and expand their global knowledge. The university's language studies are both popular and rigorous. Tufts balances teaching with research, where students are encouraged to develop strong analytical skills. A growing number of innovative research initiatives and joint degree programs are available for both undergraduate and graduate students in liberal arts, sciences and engineering, as well as the University's seven graduate and professional schools.