Mission: Tufts university's focus on innovation and progressive thinking took root at its founding as a liberal arts college in 1852. Today, tufts undergraduate, graduate and professional schools are recognized for their dedication to educating new leaders for our changing world, and tufts is recognized among the most selective academic and research universities in the united states. Superb teaching and world-class research equip tufts graduates to address multi-faceted challenges around the globe. Creative cross-school collaborations and multidisciplinary centers engage students in seeking solutions to complex economic, health, political and environmental issues even before they graduate. 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 and the university's graduate and professional schools.
Programs: Instruction - during the 2013-2014 academic year, the following degrees were conferred: 1,389 undergraduate, 1,376 graduate and 482 professional.
research -there were 1,448 government and 688 non-government grants active in fiscal year 2014. Sponsored research at tufts was performed in the medical, dental, and veterinary schools as well as in the basic science departments of arts & science & engineering. Research is also being performed at the usda human nutrition research center on aging. Also, clinical and other research activities include 30 clinics that are operated by the dental and veterinary schools to train students and support their research. Other educational activities include, among others, veterinary school newsletters and continuing education programs for health school professionals.
auxilliary enterprises - activities primarily consist of services for students, including student housing, dining services and health services. During the 2014 fiscal year there were 42 residence halls housing 3,462 students. Approximately 4,212 meal plans were sold to students each semester.
Having graduated from Tufts recently, I am happy to count myself as one of the University's donors. Tufts mission to educate future leaders with a global perspective and a strong sense of active citizenship is extremely important to the forward progress of society. Having attended the school, I can honestly say that Tufts more than delivers on this mission. Finally, I support Tufts' mission to use it's donations to increase financial aid to students in need, thus expanding access to higher education.
I am not an alumnus of Tufts but I have become familiar with the university over the past three years in what I have learned about the school and its leadership have compelled me to become a donor. My gifts are by no means large, but I have chosen to give to Tufts instead of giving to my own alma mater, which for me is a decision that speaks volumes about the kinds of people that Tufts convenes and the work that is done here.