Tufts University is a top private research university located in Massachusetts, United States.

The University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The following BS programs in the School of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology): Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commissioner of ABET.

Notable Tufts alumni include: Jeb Bradley (former U.S. Representative from New Hampshire), Horace T. Cahill (former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts), General Seldon Connor (former governor of Maine), Shashi Tharoor (former UN Under-Secretary General), Shukri Ghanem (former Prime Minister of Libya), General Joseph P. Hoar (former commander-in-chief of the United States Central Command), Admiral Jonathan Howe (former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor), Timothy Lewis (former federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit), Vardan Oskanyan (former Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Tufts University is ranked 29th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2012).

- U.S. News and World Report ranked Tufts 28th among National Universities for 2010. Tufts' Medical School and Research Institute are ranked 33rd and 44th, respectively, in the rankings of Best Medical Schools in primary care and research.

- Tufts' study abroad program was ranked 8th in the country in the Princeton Review's 2010 "Best 361 Colleges".

- 29th in the Campusgrotto.com list of the 100 most expensive colleges in the US by Total Cost for the 2009-2010 school year.

- Placed among the global top 200 (#198) for Life Sciences & Biomedicine (QS World University Rankings™ 2009).

- 80th in the US News Ranking of Top Graduate Physics Programs 2009.

- Placed in the range 101-151st globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- Rated 19th for Best Values in Private Colleges by Kiplinger.com (2008).

- 59th in the NRC Ranking of Top US universities in Cell Biology 2007.

- 70th in the NRC Rankings in Pharmacology Doctoral Programs 2007.

- Forbes.com ranked Tufts University 39th in their America's Best Colleges Ranking.

- Named by Newsweek as one of the "25 New Ivies".

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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