Cookie policy

By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Studee as outlined in our cookie policy.

Study in Boston

: We maximize your chance of getting admitted to your chosen universities

The smart alternative to applying direct for a degree in Boston and the easy way to find programs that match your eligibility and aspirations

Why study in Boston?

Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the most popular study abroad destinations in the US. It’s located close to some of the best, and most prestigious universities in the world, and is a renowned hub for academia.

Boston is steeped in American history, and is a city of contrasts – from the Boston National Historical Park and the Freedom Trail to the Institute of Contemporary Art and a thriving punk rock scene, there is something in Boston to suite the most eclectic of tastes.

Universities in Boston

The city of Boston is home to more than 30 colleges and universities, and is within minutes of Cambridge where you’ll find Harvard University and MIT. As a result, Boston has a vibrant student population, with plenty of great social and sporting attractions for international students.

What to study in Boston

Being at the heart of one the biggest education centers in the US, there’s a vast range of programs and subjects you can choose to study in Boston.

The institutions in the Boston area lead the world in terms of research and scientific discovery. There are particularly strong programs in technology and science, as well as having highly ranked liberal arts universities. Whatever your area of study, you’ll find a program and university to suit you in Boston.

Find & apply to programs in Boston

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

Program level

Student reviews for Boston

  • Hieu Tran
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Biology
    Tell us about Boston
    Boston is great city for biomedical research, and student life.
  • Yosanly Cornelio
    Dominican Republic
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Clinical Research
    Tell us about Boston
    I'm studying in Boston MA, which is a city that I love even when is cold. It is a very unique city with a lot of thing to do and so much nature around. What I like most from the city is all the hospital that are here and near to the university. Which is means a lot in science.
  • Tatiana Chu
    Brazil
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmacology
    Tell us about Boston
    Boston is a very vivid city with many activities. From professional organizations to different restaurants to visit. Since the city is so diverse there are always various places to visit. My favorite season is winter, so I love the season in the city. Once the snow falls the parks become a very pretty scenery. Additionally, there are many different restaurants to explore and try different food.
  • Weiting Zhou
    China
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmacology
    Tell us about Boston
    Boston is a very safe, welcoming city with good public transportation. Boston is the city of colleges! In Boston you will meet students from many different schools, regions and countries. You can appreciate the diversity and possibilities of the world.
  • My Nguyen
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Tell us about Boston
    MCPHS is located in Boston, a biotech 'hub'. There are many opportunities for volunteer, intern and job to develop on your field. Transportation in Boston is a plus, you can easily get to anywhere using public transportation.

How we maximize your chance of getting admitted

  1. Programs matched to you

    Filter 10,000s of programs down to a shortlist perfect for you, where you have a strong chance of getting admitted

  2. Apply online via Studee

    Complete our application form and only answer the same question once no matter how many programs you apply for

  3. Review, improve & submit

    We rigorously assess your application to ensure you have the best chance of getting admitted before we submit it

  4. Key updates & guidance

    Never miss a deadline or request that could cost you an offer with our regular reminders and updates

Our services are 100% free for students like you because we're funded by universities.

How to study in Boston

To study in Boston, you’ll need to apply to each university you’d like to attend, and meet their entry requirements. As a general rule, you’ll need to have at least completed secondary education in your home country, but each university will have their own admission requirements and accepted grades.

You’ll need to complete an application form for the university, and submit this with any paperwork requested together with a personal statement and references if applicable.

Cost to study in Boston

Tuition fees in Boston and the wider state of Massachusetts are higher than the average in the US, and can cost between $20,000 and $50,000 per year depending on the university.

Living costs in Boston are also considered high, but are cheaper than other cities like New York. How much you spend on accommodation will depend on whether you live in halls or rent privately, and the area you live in. Living in university accommodation is usually much cheaper.

Key facts of Boston

  • 73/29°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 685,000 Population
  • US Country
  • 35 Universities