Tufts University boasts hundreds of world-famous alumni

Tufts University graduates compose a list of political figures, Fortune 500 CEOs, award-winning actors, critically acclaimed television personalities and academics, according to the school's website.

In the field of politics, the school has graduated such figures as Senator Scott Brown (R-MA); Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM); Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT); HRH Prince Cedza Dlamini of Swaziland, human rights activist and grandson of Nelson Mandella; and Costas Karamanlis, prime minister of Greece, among many others, according to the school. Senator Brown received a bachelor's in history, cum laude from the school in 1981. During his undergraduate career, Brown was a member of the Kappa Chapter of Zeta Psi International Fraternity.

The Department of Political Science at Tufts University is one of the leading undergraduate communities in the country. The school offers concentrations in american politics, comparative politics, international politics and political theory.

Salaries for members of Congress were set by Congress at $169,300 in 2008, according to the Federal Register. However, lobbyists and political consultants had widely ranging salaries; those with the highest earnings usually bring many years of experience to the job, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

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