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Why Should I Go to College in Boston if I Already Live in Massachusetts?

Posted by ENC on Jun 25, 2015 4:00:00 PM

During the college selection process, most high school students want to get away from home and experience life for themselves. However, if you already live in Massachusetts, you may not have to go very far - take a look at your local colleges that are in metro Boston, you will find there is a whole lot to offer.

Boston-500Just because you already live in Massachusetts doesn’t mean you need to leave Boston behind. Boston - “America’s College Town” - has TONS of opportunities, activities, and to offer students. Here’s 14 fun facts about Boston you may not know, making it an exciting place to spend your college years. 

Did You Know?

  1. Boston is known for history, music, art, sports, technology, education and medicine
  2. Boston is a "hub of scientific innovation" according to Inc.com and is one of CNN's Top 10 Cities for Innovation
  3. There are over 100 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area.
  4. Boston Public Library was the first publicly supported free municipal library in the world
  5. Boston’s MBTA or “T” is the heart of all college student transportation in and out of the city - traveling 85,736 miles every day
  6. Boston is home to lots of start-ups, small businesses and large corporations
  7. Boston is tops in the US for young adult population growth
  8. The Boston Common is the oldest public park in the US
  9. Boston has over 40 museums dedicated and promoting culture
  10. Boston has districts devoted to theatre, finances, shopping, literary, and more
  11. Boston has the deepest tunnel in North America – Ted Williams Tunnel (90 ft. below surface)
  12. Boston has oldest American restaurant still operating under the same name – The Union Oyster House opened in 1714
  13. Boston has more professional and collegiate sports teams than you could ever want
  14. Boston is the 7th largest designated market (DMA) area in the US – great for finding jobs after graduation

Activities, museums, restaurants, sports, and academic and professional opportunities – what’s not to love? 

Eastern Nazarene College is one of the hundred well-respected colleges in the Boston area. ENC is located just 6 miles from downtown Boston, ¼ mile to the beach and 5 minutes to the Wollaston “T” station. Hear what ENC students enjoy about Boston!

Written by ENC

Located in Quincy, Massachusetts on Boston’s historic South Shore, Eastern Nazarene College is a distinctively Christian liberal arts college. ENC is committed to the teaching and mentoring of students in a nurturing, spiritually enriched, and academically supportive environment. Offering a full breadth of academic programs, ENC prepares students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the best in education and the best in Christian faith.

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Topics: Boston and Quincy Opportunities