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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesBoston · 1 decade ago

what colleges and universities are actually in the city area of Boston?

i'm from a big city and would like to get away for a while in college but still be in that big city atmoshpere (i'm from new york). i've been to boston a couple times and really love it although some parts were a little quiet. what universities are there?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Boston College is not in Boston. It's in Newton. And it's quiet.

    MIT, Harvard, and Tufts are all across the river in the Cambridge area.

    UMass Boston is in Dorchester, and is thinking about building dorms, but not for a couple years. They have apartment complexes right next to campus, though.

    In the city itself:

    BU is technically in the city limits, but west campus is kinda far away

    Suffolk and Emerson are right downtown.

    Northeastern is in the city limits, but again, it's southern campus is a bit far away. Wentworth is right by it, as is Mass. Institute of Art.

    Berklee (music school) is in the heart of the back bay.

    Simmons (all female) is in the Fenway area, close to the city.

    If you really want to be in the middle of it all, Suffolk is, that's for sure. There's a LOT of New Yorkers at BU. Close to as many Mass. natives. And a lot of my friends from New York love Boston, but some hate it and down it all the time. You just gotta come up here with a good attitude. Also, I strongly recommend visiting the campuses before you make a decision. You won't know what part of the city you'll like best if you don't see it for yourself.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, and UMass Boston are all in the city itself. Northeastern is near the Museum of Fine Arts, if you're interested in art. UMass Boston is a commuter school, but they probably have residences if you are looking to live on campus. UMass is also a little out of the way, not exactly in the heart of downtown. Harvard and MIT are both located in Cambridge, just across the Charles River from Boston proper. There are also a bevy of community colleges in the area, such as Salem Community College.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Boston University, Emerson College, Suffolk University, Emmanuel College, Wheelock College, UMass Boston, Simmons College and Wentworth Institute of Tech. are all right down town, to name just some! Additionally Tufts University, MIT and Boston College are all just a few minute drive outside of the downtown area, but all still in "city" areas.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    BU, BC, Conservatory, museum school at fine arts museum, wentwoth tech, Berklee college of Music, Roxbury community college, bunker hill community college,umass boston at dorchester, Northeastern, emerson, Suffolk, Harvard, MIT...I am missing about 5 here, but more importantly, if you think Boston is going to compare in any way with New York ,other than being expensive, you are sadly misinformed. I am not saying don't come here, just be aware that Boston is not like new york and does not try to be, or apologize for it. I f you want to come and complain about all the ways boston is not manhattan, then go to BU. that seems to be the favorite major there.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The first 3 answers the last girl gave were correct. However Umass Amherst is about 2 hours away and isnt remotely close to a city atmosphere. Tufts is also close, it is in cambridge, which is right on the outskirts of Boston. There is also Northeastern, which is in boston.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A lot of good answers, so I won't rehash. And just remember, not only is Boston the #1 city for college students in the world, but the schools listed is pretty much just in Boston/cambridge!

    Yes, #1.

    If you drive out of the city a little, you'll hit even more!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you want the big city atmosphere, then go to BU. Northeastern, a close second.

    Avoid Boston college. It's a great school but it's in a slightly quiet area.

    I went to BU, but honestly, if I were to do it over again, I would have gone to Amherest for college. It's hard to study when your school is in the middle of the city.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There's Boston College, Newbury College, Emmanuel, Northeastern, Boston University, Umass Boston, Tufts, Harvard, Simmons, many more. It really depends on what you're looking for. If anything you can go to HTTP://WWW.COLLEGEBOARD.COM/ and they can give you a longer list.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Boston College, Boston University, and i think Harvard to.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tufts in Medford...not Cambridge...However, Cambridge is great place to go to college, and is practically Boston. Medford, however is not. Below is a list of all schools in "Boston" and "Cambridge"

    The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

    Boston,MA

    Bay State College

    Boston,MA

    Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

    Boston,MA

    Berklee College of Music

    Boston,MA

    Boston Architectural College

    Boston,MA

    Boston University

    Boston,MA

    Bunker Hill Community College

    Boston,MA

    Emerson College

    Boston,MA

    Emmanuel College

    Boston,MA

    Fisher College

    Boston,MA

    Harvard University

    Cambridge,MA

    Lesley University

    Cambridge,MA

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    Boston,MA

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Cambridge,MA

    Northeastern University

    Boston,MA

    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Boston,MA

    Simmons College

    Boston,MA

    Suffolk University

    Boston,MA

    University of Massachusetts Boston

    Boston,MA

    Wentworth Institute of Technology

    Boston,MA

    Wheelock College

    Boston,MA

    The Boston Conservatory

    Boston,MA

    Cambridge College

    Cambridge,MA

    Gibbs College

    Boston,MA

    Labouré College

    Boston,MA

    Massachusetts College of Art

    Boston,MA

    New England College of Finance

    Boston,MA

    New England Conservatory of Music

    Boston,MA

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