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Boston's Top Colleges and Universities

Harvard Yard Some say that Boston is the "Athens of America," but we like to call it "America's College Town" because there are so many students here that the city actually feels like a campus. The truth is that the Greater Boston area offers some of the finest institutions of higher education in the world.

Bentley University  |  Berklee College of Music  |  Boston University  |  Brandeis University  |  Emerson College  |  Emmanuel College  |  Harvard University  |  Massachusetts College of Art and Design  |  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences  |  MIT  |  Merrimack College  |  Mount Ida College  |  Northeastern University  |  Regis College  |  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  |  Simmons College  |  Stonehill College  |  Suffolk University  |  Tufts University  |  Wellesley College  |  Wentworth Institute of Technology  |  Wheaton College

Bentley University

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Bentley is a leader in business education. Centered on education and research in business and related professions, Bentley blends the breadth and technological strength of a university with the values and student focus of a small college.

Closest T Station: Waltham on Fitchburg Commuter Line

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Berklee College of Music

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The premier institution in the world for the study of jazz and contemporary music, Berklee was founded on two revolutionary ideas; that musicianship can be taught through the music of our time, and that students need practical, professional skills for successful, sustainable music careers. 

Closest T Station: Hynes on the Green Line

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Boston University

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Those who dare to excel find their place at Boston University, where top students choose from more than 250 programs of study and enjoy access to a distinguished faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and real-world work opportunities.

Closest T Station: BU Central/BU East on B-Green Line

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Brandeis University

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Brandeis University is a small contemporary research university (est. 1948) best known for high-powered faculty and alumni, outstanding liberal arts, and cutting-edge research.

Closest T Station: Brandeis/Roberts on Fitchburg Commuter Line

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Emerson College

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Located in the city's Theatre District, Emerson is one of the premier colleges in the country for communication and the arts. The campus is home to over 60 student organizations, performance groups, NCAA teams, and student publications.

Closest T Station: Boylston on Green Line

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Emmanuel College

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Emmanuel College, founded in 1919, provides men and women with an excellent liberal arts and sciences education shaped by human values and a Catholic heritage, along with a strong career development and internship program.

Closest T Station: Fenway on D-Green Line

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Harvard University

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America's first college offers the experience of a small college with the resources of a great research university. Along with the world¹s largest university library and cutting-edge research facilities, over 300 extracurricular opportunities further enrich a community designed to create leaders for the 21st century.

Closest T Station: Harvard Square on Red Line

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Massachusetts College of Art and Design
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A public, independent college, MassArt offers a comprehensive, professional arts education  grounded in the liberal arts, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Small class sizes and nearly a million square feet of classrooms, galleries, studios, and workshop space allow students to explore both traditional and contemporary media in an innovative and supportive environment.

Closest T Station: Longwood on E-Green Line

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health  Sciences Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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MCPHS, Boston's oldest institution of higher education, prepares students for rewarding careers in health care and offers more than 30 degree and professional programs including pharmacy, nursing, dental hygiene, radiologic sciences, nuclear medicine and physician assistant studies. Located within walking distance to many of Boston's premier health institutions with prime access to clinical rotations and internships, MCPHS integrates hands-on practice with a core curriculum in the liberal arts.

Closest T Station: Longwood on E-Green Line

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This coeducational, privately endowed research university is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Closest T Station: Kendall/MIT on Red Line

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Merrimack College

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As a college of 2,500 undergraduates, Merrimack excels in integrating the liberal arts, sciences, business, and engineering programs that allow for our graduates to be competitive and successful in the world. As an Augustinian college, Merrimack¹s community spirit allows for full participation and experiences in all aspects of college life.

Closest T Station: Andover on Haverill Line

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Mount Ida College

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Mount Ida College is an independent coeducational baccalaureate college of 1,400 students in Newton, MA that offers more than 20 majors, small class sizes, and an all-college curriculum that blends liberal arts with professional preparation.

Closest T Station: Newton Centre on D- Green Line

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Northeastern University

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Northeastern, a private research institution in Boston, is a world leader in education that links classroom learning with workplace experience and integrates professional preparation with study in the liberal arts and sciences. Northeastern offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate.

Closest T Station: Northeastern on E- Green Line

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Regis College

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This Catholic, coeducational liberal arts and sciences institution opened its doors to undergraduate men in 2007. Set on a picturesque campus in Weston, MA, Regis College is a global community of learners that seeks to make the world a better place through its commitment to the development of the whole person.

Closest T Station: Riverside on D-Green Line
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School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a division of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, educates artists while fostering creative investigation, risk-taking, and individual vision. The School offers undergraduate and graduate programs in partnership with Tufts University, as well as all-studio one-year and four-year programs.

Closest T Station: Museum of Fine Arts on E-Green Line

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Simmons College

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Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university where academic and real-world experience prepare undergraduate women for lifelong, meaningful career success. Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons provides a personalized education in the heart of a world-class college town. Our small classes and strong academic programs promote critical thinking and leadership skills. Exceptional internship and research opportunities provide hands-on experience and career exposure. Equally important, our welcoming community encourages dialogue, collaboration, and respect, making the Simmons experience as thoughtful as it is thought-provoking. Simmons College is consistently named a "Best College" in US News & World Report and was included in the Princeton Review Best 361 Colleges.

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Stonehill College

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A competitive undergraduate college offering 31 academic majors supported by outstanding domestic and international internships as well as an extensive foreign studies program and student research opportunities. Founded by the Holy Cross Fathers, Stonehill challenges the person­mind, body, and spirit.

Closest T Station: Quincy Adams on Red line
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Suffolk University

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Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive university located on Boston¹s historic Beacon Hill. The university¹s College of Arts and Sciences includes the New England School of Art and Design and programs in the liberal arts, social sciences, and science and engineering. The University also includes the Sawyer Business School and the Law School and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 70 areas of study.

Closest T Station: Park on Red/Green Line

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Tufts University

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Tufts is a highly selective university with a global reputation within its extensive liberal arts and engineering programs. Located 5 miles outside of Boston, Tufts has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 4,800 students from around the world.

Closest T Station: Davis Square on Red Line

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Wellesley College

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A preeminent liberal arts institution and leader in the education of women, Wellesley is among the nation¹s most diverse colleges and attracts outstan-ding students from around the world with high personal, intellectual, and professional aspirations.

Closest T Station: Wellesley Square on Framingham/Worcester Commuter Line

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Wentworth Institute of Technology

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Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education through fourteen bachelor degree programs in areas such as architecture, computer science, construction management, design, engineering, engineering technology, and management. For over a century, Wentworth has been a leader in higher education known for its academic excellence, community service, and support for the economic growth of the region.

The institute is distinguished by its high-quality classroom instruction and its practical application of technology through extensive laboratory and studio training. This curriculum is combined with on-the-job experience received through Wentworth’s cooperative education program, one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the nation. Located in the heart of Boston, the 35-acre campus provides an intimate and supportive learning environment. Wentworth is proud to announce a Biomedical Engineering major beginning fall 2011.

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Wheaton College

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Wheaton is one of only two liberal arts colleges to produce three Rhodes Scholars since 2001. In that time, Wheaton students have won more than 60 prestigious scholarships, reflecting the strength of the college, which draws its 1,550 students from around the world.

Closest T Station: Mansfield on Attleboro/Providence Commuter Line

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