About Tufts University:

Founded in 1852, Tufts University is a private research university based in Medford, Massachusetts, with two additional US campuses in the cities of Boston and Grafton – also in Massachusetts – and another in Taillores, France. Attracting nearly 12,000 students a year, it is a medium sized American university. The Medford campus houses some of the university’s oldest buildings. It features the Schools of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. The Boston campus is mainly centred in the Chinatown district. It is home to the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Human Nutrition Research Centre on Aging. The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is based in the Grafton campus, comprising more than 600 acres of land and located to the west of Boston. Its Taillores satellite campus is situated in a picturesque alpine environment and has been recognised by the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators as one of the best branch campuses. Initially used to host summer camps, the Taillores campus was given to Tufts in 1978 and now caters for summer study programs, where students are encouraged to live with local families and immerse themselves in French culture and language. Tufts University lays claims to more than 45 interdisciplinary centres that focus on research within a range of topics from medicine, science and technology, to animals and the environment. In addition to its Taillores summer programs, Tufts’ students can also take advantage of the many opportunities to participate in full-year or semester-long programs at its various overseas partner universities.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 76 91 90 98 98 118 126 135 149 154 189 208 216

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 103 128 118 110 27 192 232 238 255 248 273 278
Engineering - - 298 290 253 238 257 258 276 351-400 301-350 301-350
Life Sciences 89 79 96 92 106 111 110 119 120 150 160 169
Medicine 53 41 63 58 75 78 92 99 104 126 150 162
Natural Sciences - - 250 278 273 239 260 - 281 301-350 301-350 301-350
Social Sciences 86 60 89 100 127 135 103 141 159 169 173 168

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 9 27 36 54 57 63 55 72 71
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 168
Chemical Engineering - 280 221 240 256 262 - - 351-400 351-400
Chemistry - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400
Civil Engineering 218 - 291 - - - - - 451-500 401-450
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 165
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 282
Electrical Engineering 125 85 103 101 130 115 130 195 260 249
Environment / Ecology - - 281 - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 111
Materials Science 179 158 140 144 164 175 188 266 284 270
Mathematics - - - - - - - 381 401-450 401-450
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 95
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 174
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 188
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 93 113 73 84 90 92 101 160
Physics 232 239 216 177 194 229 219 247 252 221
Plant & Animal Science - 253 - - - - - - 351-400 401-450
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 202
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 153
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 245