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Tufts University
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Latin: Universitas Tuftensis
Former names
Tufts College
(1852–1954)
Motto Pax et Lux (Latin)
Motto in English
Peace and Light
Type Private
Established 1852
Endowment $1.87 billion (2019)
Chairman Peter R. Dolan
President Anthony P. Monaco
Provost Nadine Aubry
Academic staff
1,706 (fall 2017; full-time)
Students 11,489 (fall 2017)
Undergraduates 5,541 (fall 2017)
Postgraduates 5,908 (fall 2017)
Location , ,
United States

42°24′22″N 71°07′12″W / 42.406°N 71.120°W / 42.406; -71.120Coordinates: 42°24′22″N 71°07′12″W / 42.406°N 71.120°W / 42.406; -71.120
Campus Urban, total 150 acres (0.61 km2)
Student newspaper The Tufts Daily
Colors Tufts Blue and brown
         
Athletics NCAA Division III – NESCAC
Nickname Jumbos
Affiliations URA
AICUM
NAICU
UPNE
Mascot Jumbo the Elephant
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Tufts University is a private research university in Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1852 by Christian universalists.

It was a small New England liberal arts college until its transformation into a larger research university in the 1970s. It is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.


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