Tufts is a large University with its main campus sitting right on the Somervile/Medford line in the Greater Boston Area of Massachussetts.

Tufts gets its name from Charles Tufts, a wealthy brick manafacturer who lived in Somerville. Tufts donated 20 acres of land on Walnut Hill, one of the highest hills in the Boston area, to the Universalist church with the stipulation that it be used to found a University. (he later donated over 80 acres more land to the university)