Tufts University is a private institution that was founded in 1852. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,508, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. About half of the student body participates in study abroad programs,and Tufts also has a permanent art collection that features works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and John Singer Sargent.
The student-faculty ratio at Tufts University is 8:1, and the school has 67.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Tufts University include: Social Sciences; Engineering; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96 percent.