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What It's Like To Go To School In Boston

It's America's college town! Whatever that means.

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With over 80 colleges in the Boston area, chances are, if you didn't go to school in Bean Town, you at least know someone who did.


One in five people walking down the street in Boston is either a college student, a professor, or affiliated with higher education in some way. So if you scream, "HEY SMARTYPANTS," in any crowded public bathroom, you're guaranteed to get at least one person's attention.

Because of this, Boston has earned itself the nickname "America's college town."


For a lot parents and sparkling-eyed freshman, this title may call to mind images of students in letterman sweaters studying into the wee hours of the night in historic libraries.

And if you're looking for cultural diversity, you're in luck! There are kids from all over New Jersey, Long Island, and California.


They'll make it quite clear that they're respectively disappointed in Boston's bagels, pizza, and Mexican food.

It's a city steeped in rich American history, and it's home to many badass founding fathers.


Like Ben Franklin, the guy who invented the library so that you could one day forfeit your happiness there during finals week.

At least there's stuff to do downtown! Museums, symphonies, ball games...


But with your outrageous tuition costs, you'll probably spend most of your time watching the sea lions swim in circles outside the aquarium since you can't afford the entry fee.

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Boston's other nickname is "The Walking City." That's because even the drunkest of drunks can find their way home using that glowing orange North Star aka the Citgo sign.

Speaking of Allston...


Moving to Allston will feel like a cultural rite of passage at first. But when you're squishing cockroaches with a bottle of Olde English and taking swigs between the kills at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday, it'll hit you: one screams the lyrics to this song harder...

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