What are some colleges in the Boston area?


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Some colleges located in the Boston metro area include Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Emmanuel College, Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, New England School of Law, Northeastern University, Roxbury Community College, Tufts University and University of Massachusetts at Boston. As of 2015, metropolitan Boston has 53 colleges, including five public colleges, seven junior colleges, 24 special-focus colleges and eight research universities.

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Harvard University is located in Cambridge, across the Charles River from Boston. It was founded in 1636, making it the oldest college in the United States. Harvard offers a variety of bachelor's, master's and doctoral level programs in its 13 different schools within the university.

Boston University is located primarily in the Allston and Fenway-Kenmore neighborhoods of Boston, with its medical campus located in the South End. The university offers more than 250 degree programs in 16 different colleges.

Northeastern University offers a co-op and internship program to all students who enroll in one of its more than 200 programs. This allows students to gain 18 months of professional experience in their major while attending college. Northeastern has nine colleges, including arts, media and design, social sciences and humanities, law and science.

Other colleges in Boston include Bay State Community College, Lesley University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Conservatory and Simmons College.

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