Tufts University is a private research university. It is situated in Medford and Somerville.
- Tufts was founded in 1852. It was Christian Universalists who took the initiative to establish the university.
- The founders worked hard and for long to get the university to work. The wanted to open a nonsectarian institution of higher learning.
- The university at its initiation was not so great. It was a small college of liberal arts.
- The college saw itself getting transformed through the years. In 1970s it became an University.
- The university has it man attention towards active citizenship. They also serve public service in all directions possible.