Best universities in Boston

Check out the top universities in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
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94 local reviews
125 Arborway, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-524-1718
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Cara
Beautifully landscaped parks and gardens for walking. A part of Harvard University, all trees are tagged with …
Duane
Arnold Arboretum is a museum/park of Harvard University. It is a short walk to the top of Peter's Hill which o…
Linda
Arnold Arboretum is owned by Harvard University, but they allow Boston residents and visitors to walk the grou…
1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
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94 local reviews
125 Arborway, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-524-1718
Cara
Cara
Beautifully landscaped parks and gardens for walking. A part of Harvard University, all trees are tagged with their species name and origin…
Duane
Duane
Arnold Arboretum is a museum/park of Harvard University. It is a short walk to the top of Peter's Hill which offers spectacular views. The p…
Linda
Linda
Arnold Arboretum is owned by Harvard University, but they allow Boston residents and visitors to walk the grounds. There is a tremendous va…
2. Harvard Square
2. Harvard Square
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57 local reviews
18 Brattle Street, Cambridge
+1 617-491-3434
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Andrew
Lots of history here at Harvard University. Place yourself right in the middle of the square, soak up all of t…
Jon
The oldest university in America, founded in the 1600s. The campus is beautiful to walk around, and Harvard Sq…
Julian
Adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, the Square (as it is sometimes called loca…
2. Harvard Square
2. Harvard Square
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57 local reviews
18 Brattle Street, Cambridge
+1 617-491-3434
Andrew
Andrew
Lots of history here at Harvard University. Place yourself right in the middle of the square, soak up all of the action and start exploring…
Jon
Jon
The oldest university in America, founded in the 1600s. The campus is beautiful to walk around, and Harvard Square is full of fun shops, str…
Julian
Julian
Adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, the Square (as it is sometimes called locally) functions as a commercial…
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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44 local reviews
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Closed now
+1 617-253-1000
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Javier
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts k…
Melora
The most tech oriented university in the world. Lots of innovation and invention, and very close to the prope…
Julia
One of the world famous universities. MIT Media Lab and The Dome are two must-see spots.
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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44 local reviews
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Closed now
+1 617-253-1000
Javier
Javier
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts known traditionally for researc…
Melora
Melora
The most tech oriented university in the world. Lots of innovation and invention, and very close to the property.
Julia
Julia
One of the world famous universities. MIT Media Lab and The Dome are two must-see spots.
4. Tufts University
4. Tufts University
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17 local reviews
419 Boston Avenue, Medford
+1 617-628-5000
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Javier
Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. stat…
Eydie
Tufts University is only about 5 minutes from the house
Gregory
Stroll through the most expensive University in the country - do you think its worth it?
4. Tufts University
4. Tufts University
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17 local reviews
419 Boston Avenue, Medford
+1 617-628-5000
Javier
Javier
Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The univer…
Eydie
Eydie
Tufts University is only about 5 minutes from the house
Gregory
Gregory
Stroll through the most expensive University in the country - do you think its worth it?
5. Area 2/MIT
5. Area 2/MIT
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10 local reviews
Area 2/MIT, Cambridge
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Audrey
One of the world's best universities.
Javier
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts k…
Jason
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university in the city of Cambridge. It is oft…
5. Area 2/MIT
5. Area 2/MIT
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10 local reviews
Area 2/MIT, Cambridge
Audrey
Audrey
One of the world's best universities.
Javier
Javier
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts known traditionally for researc…
Jason
Jason
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university in the city of Cambridge. It is often ranked as one of the world'…
6. Harvard University
6. Harvard University
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70 local reviews
1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
+1 617-495-1000
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Lina & Edward
Stroll around Harvard Yard, the epicenter of Harvard University. Make sure to touch the statue of John Harvard…
Melissa
THE University. Great place to explore and then grab a bite to eat in Harvard Yard. Many museums to visit h…
Perry
Harvard University was founded in 1636, making Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learning and on…
6. Harvard University
6. Harvard University
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70 local reviews
1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
+1 617-495-1000
Lina & Edward
Lina & Edward
Stroll around Harvard Yard, the epicenter of Harvard University. Make sure to touch the statue of John Harvard to ensure that you will atten…
Melissa
Melissa
THE University. Great place to explore and then grab a bite to eat in Harvard Yard. Many museums to visit here from the Anthropology Muse…
Perry
Perry
Harvard University was founded in 1636, making Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learning and one of the country's most presti…
7. Harvard Yard
7. Harvard Yard
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9 local reviews
2 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
+1 617-495-1573
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Melora
Great to take a stroll around and see the university campus. Just don’t try to park your car there! ;)
Eduardo
Great park around Harvard university and doorms.
Alexander
Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a grassy area of 22.4 acres (9.1 ha) enclosed by fences with twe…
7. Harvard Yard
7. Harvard Yard
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9 local reviews
2 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
+1 617-495-1573
Melora
Melora
Great to take a stroll around and see the university campus. Just don’t try to park your car there! ;)
Eduardo
Eduardo
Great park around Harvard university and doorms.
Alexander
Alexander
Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a grassy area of 22.4 acres (9.1 ha) enclosed by fences with twenty-seven gates. It is the old…
8. Harvard
8. Harvard
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14 local reviews
1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
+1 800-392-6100
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Caroline
Shops, eateries, Harvard University, American Repertory Theatre, museums, public transport to Boston. A ticke…
Misha
Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and is …
Lucia
Super close T Station and Harvard Square shopping area.
8. Harvard
8. Harvard
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14 local reviews
1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
+1 800-392-6100
Caroline
Caroline
Shops, eateries, Harvard University, American Repertory Theatre, museums, public transport to Boston. A ticket booth for shows and sight se…
Misha
Misha
Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and is widely considered one of the w…
Lucia
Lucia
Super close T Station and Harvard Square shopping area.
9. Boston University
9. Boston University
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14 local reviews
1 Silber Way, Boston
+1 617-353-2000
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Jim
Convenient location for BU research travelers, or those looking to visit the school, or a friend you lives nea…
Jason
Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston a…
Minga & Jonathan
Another great university within walking distance
9. Boston University
9. Boston University
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14 local reviews
1 Silber Way, Boston
+1 617-353-2000
Jim
Jim
Convenient location for BU research travelers, or those looking to visit the school, or a friend you lives near the university.
Jason
Jason
Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.
Minga & Jonathan
Minga & Jonathan
Another great university within walking distance
10. Harvard Square
10. Harvard Square
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8 local reviews
Harvard Square, Boston
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Terry
Best university in the world as well as shops, galleries, museums and restaurants.
Angela
Shopping, street performers, Harvard University. Also close to Charles River.
Meri
Enjoy the sightseeing of Cambridge, stroll through Harvard Yard, or check out a rock show at The Middle-East.
10. Harvard Square
10. Harvard Square
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8 local reviews
Harvard Square, Boston
Terry
Terry
Best university in the world as well as shops, galleries, museums and restaurants.
Angela
Angela
Shopping, street performers, Harvard University. Also close to Charles River.
Meri
Meri
Enjoy the sightseeing of Cambridge, stroll through Harvard Yard, or check out a rock show at The Middle-East.
11. Northeastern
11. Northeastern
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7 local reviews
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Yilkal
Northeastern University
Terry
Excellent University with premier Co Op program
Jason
Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world,…
11. Northeastern
11. Northeastern
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7 local reviews
Yilkal
Yilkal
Northeastern University
Terry
Terry
Excellent University with premier Co Op program
Jason
Jason
Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approa…
12. Harvard Art Museums
12. Harvard Art Museums
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29 local reviews
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Closed now
+1 617-495-9400
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Kevin
Maybe the best university art collection in the world. It is free for kids 18 and under.
James
Part of Harvard University and comprised of three museums - The Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and t…
Kevin
Maybe the best university art collection in the world. It is free for kids 18 and under.
12. Harvard Art Museums
12. Harvard Art Museums
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29 local reviews
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Closed now
+1 617-495-9400
Kevin
Kevin
Maybe the best university art collection in the world. It is free for kids 18 and under.
James
James
Part of Harvard University and comprised of three museums - The Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. T…
Kevin
Kevin
Maybe the best university art collection in the world. It is free for kids 18 and under.