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The Tufts University was established by Christian Universalists in the year 1852. It is a private research university located in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. The mission with which it was founded was to establish an open and non- sectarian institute. The land on Walnut Hill, on which it is founded was donated by Charles Tufts (An American philanthropist and businessman), after whom the university is named.
The university is divided into campuses which are situated in Massachusetts, Boston, Grafton, and Taillores in France. The university is renowned for its study abroad programs and internationalism. Undergraduate degree programs are offered jointly with the Sciences Po Paris and New England Conservatory along with other programs with the University of Oxford, University of Paris, and some divisions of the University of London. Moreover, Harvard and MIT too have affiliations with some of the programs of the Tuft’s University.
In 2014/15, the university had 11767 students and a faculty of 1423. It is affiliated with NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference), Universities Research Association (URA), and NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). It has an endowment of $1.593 billion. Various notable Tufts alumni are Frederick Hauck (Commander of the Discovery, a space shuttle), Michelle Kwan (Figure skater and Olympic medalist), Peter Roth (Warner Bros. Television- CEO), Ruben Bolling (Writer and artist).