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Top 5 Boston Schools

According to the article "America's Best Colleges 2008" in the U.S. News and World Report , the following Boston schools were ranked in the top 50 among national universities across the country.

Harvard University (ranked #2)

Founded in 1636, Harvard is a private university located in Cambridge and is a member of the Ivy League. Harvard is America's first college and offers the experience of a small college with the resources of a great research university. Harvard is also home to the largest academic library in the world. For more information, visit www.harvard.edu.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ranked #7)

MIT is a coeducational, privately endowed research university located in Cambridge. Its mission is to to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.mit.edu.

Tufts University (ranked #28)

Located five miles outside of Boston, Tufts is a highly selective university that is globally recognized for its extensive liberal arts, sciences and engineering programs. Tufts is a smaller institution with approximately 4800 students from all over the world. For more information, visit www.tufts.edu.

Brandeis University (ranked #31)

Brandeis University is a small, contemporary private research university just nine miles west of Boston. It is best known for its outstanding liberal arts and high-powered faculty who bring their knowledge straight from the field to the classroom. For more information, visit www.brandeis.edu.

Boston College (ranked #35)

Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. It is committed to uniting high academic achievement with service to others and to integrating intellectual, ethical, personal and religious formation. For more information, visit www.bc.edu.