The state of Massachusetts is one of the world’s great seats of learning, boasting world-class institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University – ranked numbers one and three respectively in the 2012/13 QS World University Rankings. With state capital Boston known as the Cradle of Liberty due to its key role in the American Revolution, Massachusetts also holds a place in the center of US history. One of the US’s oldest cities, Boston is a bustling and cosmopolitan urban center. With a strong traditional Irish influence (the Boston Celtics are one of the nation’s best-known basketball teams), progressive social laws and a sophisticated cultural scene, Boston’s cluster of historic universities has earned it an additional nickname, the ‘Athens of America’.
Harvard University ...... Location Cambridge, Massachusetts ... Harvard University is a private institution that was founded in 1636. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,658, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 5,076 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Harvard University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 2. Its tuition and fees are $42,292 (2013-14
, The university offers 46 undergraduate concentrations (majors), 134 graduate degrees, and 32 professional degrees. For the 2008–2009 academic year, Harvard granted 1,664 baccalaureate degrees, 400 masters degrees, 512 doctoral degrees, and 4,460 professional degrees
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ....... Location Cambridge, Massachusetts ...Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1861. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,503, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 168 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Massachusetts Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 7. Its tuition and fees are $43,498 (2013-14
, The School of Engineering has been ranked first among graduate and undergraduate programs by U.S. News & World Report since the first published results in 1994. MIT has also consistently ranked first in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences. A 1995 National Research Council study of US research universities ranked MIT first in "reputation" and fourth in "citations and faculty awards" and a 2005 NBER study of high school students' revealed preferences found MIT to be the 4th most preferred college in the nation.
Tufts University ......Location Medford/Somerville ...Tufts University is a private institution that was founded in 1852. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,255, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 150 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Tufts University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 28. Its tuition and fees are $46,598
, The University has four main campuses – three in the Boston area and one in southern France. The main campus is located on the border of Medford and Somerville just outside Boston. The medical and dental school are located in Boston proper, and the veterinary school is located in central Massachusetts, in Grafton.
Brandeis University .......Location Waltham, Massachusetts ... Brandeis University is a private institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,588, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 235 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Brandeis University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 32. Its tuition and fees are $46,106 (
The schools of the University include:
-The College of Arts and Sciences
-The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
-The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
-Rabb School of Summer and Continuing Studies
-Brandeis International Business School
Boston University .......Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Boston College is a research university and comprises nine schools and colleges:
-Boston College College of Arts & Sciences
-Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
-Carroll School of Management
-Lynch School of Education
-Connell School of Nursing
-Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
-Boston College Law School
-Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
-Woods College of Advancing Studies