Tufts tells its students they’ll get the best of both worlds: The resources of a research university with the individualized attention of a liberal arts college. The private university offers roughly 90 undergraduate majors, with popular programs in biology, computer science, economics and international relations.

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Nearly 90% of undergraduate students graduate within four years. Attending can be expensive; Money estimates that the net price of a degree is approximately $275,000. But a Tufts degree could be worth the cost. According to the school, 95% of graduates were employed, enrolled in graduate school or participating in service or fellowship within six months of graduation. For the workers, the median early-career earnings are about $74,000.

Tufts is home to the Beelzebubs, a male a cappella group best known for providing vocals on the TV show Glee. Students spend their days socializing at The Sink, a student-run coffee shop, hitting the books at Tisch Library, relaxing on “Prez Lawn” and sporting hats, shirts and hoodies with Jumbo, the school’s elephant mascot.

Students also brag their university is in an ideal location: Not only is the campus scenic, but the towns of Medford and nearby Somerville provide many entertainment opportunities. Plus, the school’s proximity to Boston provides opportunities for internships, jobs and plain old networking.