Boston is a major U.S. city and academic hub with a population of 6 million people, roughly 2 million residing within city limits. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston combines historic sites, a vibrant social scene, and a thriving intellectual community.
More than 50 universities enrolling 250,000 students (including 25,000 international students) are located within 20 miles of the city. This means Boston is an ideal place to study. It is easy to make friends at other colleges and universities and the city has a broad range of amenities geared towards students.
Northeastern is in close proximity to the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, and Fenway Park (home of the Red Sox). The area around Northeastern also features shopping, restaurants, and parks and green spaces that can be used for different forms of recreation.
Boston is known as a walkable city and Northeastern is served by bus, subway (the green and orange line), and the commuter rail. The city is also a major transit hub and Logan Airport is accessible by mass transit.