Boston is a city that carries a proud tradition in academic circles. Home to world renowned universities such as MIT, Harvard, Boston University and Emerson the area is where many intellectual giants gained their formal training.
MIT – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has long been regarded as one of the leading science schools in the world. Opened on April 10, 1861 it was an answer to the increased industrialization of the United States. Many of its alumni have gone on to extremely prestigious positions of influence throughout the world. It boasts 88 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 65 Marshall Scholars, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 MacArthur Fellows, 34 astronauts, 21 Turing award winners, 16 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force, and 6 Fields Medalists.
Harvard – Harvard University is private, Ivy League research university locate in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636, it is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The 209-acre main campus is centered on Harvard Yard, approximately 3 miles northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area. Harvard’s $34.5 billion financial endowment is the largest of any academic institution.
Harvard Business School – Harvard Business School is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, HBX and many executive education programs. Founded in 1908 the program is highly sought after by candidates from around the world. The selection process is known to be very difficult with estimates of only 10% being accepted.
Boston University – Boston University is a private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1839 and even though officially considered nonsectarian it has been historically associated with the United Methodist Church. With former names such as Newbury Biblical Institute, Methodist General Biblical Institute and Boston Theological Institute and a motto of Learning, Virtue, Piety, it’s easy to see where to association comes from. Among its alumni and current or past faculty, the university counts eight Nobel Laureates, 23 Pulitzer Prize winners, 10 Rhodes Scholars, six Marshall Scholars, 48 Sloan Fellows, nine Academy Award winners, and several Emmy and Tony Award winners.
Emerson – Emerson College is located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as a “school of oratory,” Emerson is “the only comprehensive college or university in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context.” Offering more than three dozen degree programs in the area of Arts and Communication, the college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Located in Boston’s Washington Street Theatre District on the edge of the Boston Common, the school also maintains buildings in Los Angeles and the town of Well, The Netherlands.
Northeastern – Northeastern University is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1898 it is categorized as an R1 institution (Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs on its main campus in the Fenway-Kenmore, Roxbury, South End, and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston. Even though Northeastern is one of the most applied to private institutions in the world, due to its excellent academics, famous co-op program and global reach, its also known for having fun. Did you know that the famous Underwear Run began as a cross-country team tradition but spread to the entire college. It’s now held annually on, of all days, Parents Weekend.