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Tufts University

419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford, Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. Among its schools is the United States' oldest graduate school of international relations, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts offers art programs affiliated with a major museum, the Museum of Fine Arts. The university maintains a campus in Downtown Boston that houses the medical, dental, and nutrition schools, affiliated with several medical centers in the area.

Notable alumni include "Wicked" author Gregory Maguire; horror/fantasy author Christopher Golden; "Miss Lonelyhearts" and "Day of the Locust" author Nathanael West; and actors Hank Azaria, David Costabile, Dom DeLuise, Dan Hedaya, William Hurt, and Oliver Platt.

Libraries: The Tufts University Library System contains over 3 million volumes. The main library, Tisch Library, holds about 2.7 million volumes, with other holdings dispersed at subject libraries. The libraries are open to the public. The university is part of the Boston Library Consortium and also extends borrowing privileges to teachers in Medford and Somerville. Others can obtain borrowing privileges by becoming Tisch Affiliates. The cost is $150 for six months or $200 for a year.

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