Tufts University is a private research university on the border of Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1852 as Tufts College by Christian universalists who sought to open a nonsectarian institution of higher learning. It was a small New England liberal arts college until its transformation into a larger research university in the 1970s, though its corporate name is still "The Trustees of Tufts College". Tufts is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity", and it became a member of the Association of American Universities, a selective group of major research universities in North America, in 2021. Tufts emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all its disciplines, and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.
Tufts offers over 90 undergraduate and 160 graduate programs across ten schools in the greater Boston area and Talloires, France. It has the country's oldest graduate school of international relations, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The largest school is the School of Arts and Sciences, which includes both the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, which is affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The School of Engineering offers an entrepreneurial focus through its Gordon Institute and maintains close connections with the original college. Admissions is highly selective.
Highest paying job titles at Tufts University include Scientist, Chief of Staff, and Director, Nursing