Tufts University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Tufts University

Medford, MA

Just five miles outside of Boston, you’ll find Tufts University, a school that’s committed to transforming its 5,500 undergraduates into active citizens of the world. International relations is one of the University’s strongest programs, with engineering, economics, computer science, and biology rounding out the five most popular majors. Students with an artistic bent can opt to pursue a 5-year BFA program with either the New England Conservatory or the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, while those looking to get a jump start on their medical careers might be eligible for early assurance admission to Tufts medical, veterinary, or dental schools. And if you love the idea of combining two (or more) academic fields, Tufts has an abundance of interdisciplinary programs including majors in biopsychology, community health, and civic studies (a brand new program beginning fall 2019). And here’s one more reason to fall for Tufts: a unique 1+4 Program that offers students the chance to pursue a full year of domestic or international community service before beginning their studies on campus. This transformative bridge-year service learning program helps students develop as leaders while combining their academic interests with civic engagement in a structured and meaningful way.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.