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Boston University

America’s College Town

Hotel near Boston University, Harvard + MIT

Boston is a city of higher learning

You can almost feel the intelligence in the air. And for good reason. The greater Boston area is home to more than 100 colleges and universities. According to Boston Magazine, a quarter of a million college students live in Boston and Cambridge, making our city America’s youngest major metropolis. Brilliance and youth — that’s a heady combination. Whether you’re here scouting schools or just want to revisit your college youth, Kimpton Nine Zero is your academic base camp. Here are a few campuses we invite you to explore.

Suffolk University Law School

Founded in 1906 to offer a legal education for those who lacked opportunity, Suffolk Law School is consistently a top-ranked school for legal specialties and for innovation.


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Emerson College

Boasting the nation’s first BFA in Comedic Arts, this liberal arts college is in the heart of Boston’s theater district. It also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands.


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Northeastern University

Northeastern has an impressive co-op program that offers real-world work experience at companies across all seven continents. The private research university has been around since 1898.


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Boston College

Founded in Boston’s South End in 1863, this private Jesuit university is now located in Chestnut Hill, just outside of Boston College Boston. Worth a drive to see the lovely Collegiate Gothic architecture.


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Boston University

Boston’s largest higher education institution is headquartered along the Charles River. The school offers some 650 classes on global topics, with a well-regarded study-abroad program.


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Tufts University

The Boston campus of Tufts University houses the School of the Museum of Fine arts, affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, and the nation’s oldest graduate school of international relations.


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Harvard University

Cross the Charles River into Cambridge to walk Harvard’s main campus, centered on picturesque Harvard Yard. Founded in 1636, this Ivy League school is the oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S.


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Also located in Cambridge not far from Harvard, MIT is best known for programs in engineering and the physical sciences. It was founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the U.S.


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