Boston 101: Getting to Know Boston

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The Boston Advantage

If we could pick one city as the setting for the ideal university experience, it would be Boston! It’s literally one of a kind––small enough to feel like a community, yet big enough to offer endless sources of intellectual stimulation, diversity, and first-rate entertainment.

Boston University’s campus is located in the heart of Boston, MA, and the city offers numerous opportunities for our students. Boston is the nucleus and booming hub of the technology, medical, and start-up worlds. Studying in Boston puts you at the seat of some of the world’s best companies including Facebook, Amazon, and Massachusetts General Hospital, to name a few.

In addition to academic and professional opportunities, Boston has much to offer for individuals longing for a cultural and artistic experience. Boston offers wonderful museums; vibrant art, music, theater, and literary communities; and countless historical sites to explore. Let’s not forget the Boston Public Library—oldest in the nation—and a favorite study spot for BU students. 

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