With over 100 institutions of higher education, academically driven students will feel right at home studying in Massachusetts. Two prestigious universities located in Cambridge, including Harvard University and MIT consistently rank among the world’s top universities. Other competitive colleges that rank in the nation’s top 50 include Boston College, Northeastern University, and Boston University. Additionally, the state has some of the best liberal arts colleges, including Williams College and Amherst College.
Boston is a lively city that offers rich culture, diversity, and an exciting metropolitan life. Students get a feel for living in a big city, while still feeling welcomed in a more moderate-paced environment in comparison to other large cities like NYC. Both Harvard and MIT are just short drives away from this gorgeous city!Here are some interesting facts worth knowing about Massachusetts!
- The Fig Newton’s name originated from the city, Newton, MA.
- In 1891, the first basketball game took place in Springfield.
- The first public American elementary school, also known as the Mather school, was opened in Dorchester in 1639.
- Every year on December 16 at Boston Harbor, the Boston Tea Party re-enactment takes place.
- Boston cream pie is the state dessert of Massachusetts – yum!
- Both the volleyball and basketball sports were invented in different cities of Massachusetts — Holyoke and Springfield, respectively.
- Founded in 1636, Harvard University is the oldest university in the United States.
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Among ranked National Universities, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for state residents at public colleges and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools, according to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey.
If your child receives free or reduced lunch, or has an EFC of $0, we can bring your costs down even more! Please mention this during your consultation.