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Studying in Boston: America’s College Town!

Considering going to college in Boston? That¹s a smart idea - because your educational experience will extend far beyond the classroom.

On the streets of Boston, college students are literally everywhere. More than 250,000 call it home which keeps the city young and energized. In fact, one in every five people is either a student or affiliated with higher education. And yes, there are more than 80 colleges in the region, but that is just the beginning. 

There¹s cross-registration and shared resources between schools, college events open to all students, inter-collegiate concerts, rival sports teams - the inter-connectedness of the student scene is incredible.

Boston truly is a perfect setting for students because, at its core, it's a big city with a small town feel. Think "urban" on a human scale. It¹s brimming with cutting-edge businesses and world-class cultural institutions; yet it¹s accessible - you can literally walk across town in a few hours.

Everywhere you look, you'll find something going on. There's the gleaming, sky-scraper-studded downtown, where internships await. Then there's the historic brick sidewalks and gas lanterns of the Back Bay for shopping, and the North End for authentic Italian dining. Just across the Charles River, you'll find the renowned city of Cambridge, where there are more Nobel Prize winners, cafes, street musicians, and bookstores, per capita than anywhere else on the globe. Of course, Boston's pro sports teams  have been on a roll in the last few years...love them or hate them - they add to the excitement. Add in the pulsing music venues that gave birth to Aerosmith, John Mayer, and the Dropkick Murphys, and you'll find the vibe you¹re looking for.

In Boston, you'll also experience multi-cultural diversity first hand, in the assorted shops and restaurants of Boston's many varied neighborhoods, not to mention the international mix of students with whom you will share the classroom. Here, eight percent of your classmates will be from a different country - far more than in New York City, San Francisco, or any other major metropolitan area.

And when it's all said and done, and you have your college diploma in hand, you can rest assured you will be among the most hirable post-grad populations in the country. After all, with a Boston-based college education on your resume, you're off to a smart start.

No wonder people from all over the world come here to live and to learn.