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Application and Admissions Publications

Call Number: UP027

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains admissions bulletins printed for prospective Tufts students. Publications can include school information and highlights, department listings, admissions procedures and requirements, financial aid information, school maps, and a copy of the application.


  • 1897 -- 2019



This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish.


This collection is organized into three series: Undergraduate School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and the School of Dental Medicine.


2.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

Since 1955, Tufts University has continued to expand its horizons. In 1964, in one of Wessell's final acts as president, Tufts opened the Experimental College. The Ex-College, which allows students to take classes not normally found in the curriculum, has remained one of Tufts' most popular programs.

In 1977, Tufts established a five-year joint degree program with the New England Conservatory of Music. Soon after, in 1979, a similar program began with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Also in 1979, the Tufts Center for European Studies in Talloires, France, was established in an 11th Century priory. The Tufts European Center began operation soon after.

In late 1979, Tufts made another important addition. In October, the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine opened at its original Boston campus. In 1980, the Grafton campus, built on the site of a state mental hospital, officially opened its doors.

The last two major additions to Tufts University took place in 1980 and 1981. In 1980, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, established with a large grant from the Sackler family, opened its doors on the Boston campus of the Tufts School of Medicine. In 1981, at the Medford Campus, Tufts celebrated the opening of the School of Nutrition Science and Policy. The school was the first of its kind in the nation.

Since Tufts College was officially established in 1852, it has continued to grow and expand in new directions. From its beginnings as a small liberal arts college through its expansion into a full-scale university, Tufts has maintained a strong academic tradition and a community feel.

Processing Information

This collection was re-processed in Fall 2011 by Erin Faulder, casual employee, under the supervision of Veronica Martzahl, Records Archivist. Tufts University Application and Admissions publications were consolidated from collections UP083 (Publications for prospective students), UP190 (Admissions Publications), UP197 (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions Publications), and UP213 (School of Dental Medicine Admissions). They were arranged in three series.

Processing status

This collection is processed and open for research

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States