Tufts, Boston College and MIT * update
I traveled to Boston on Sunday of Presidents’ Weekend, 2012. In Boston, I visited Tufts University, MIT, and Boston College.
Tufts is located in Medford, a suburb close to Boston. The campus sits atop a hill and the buildings and grounds are very attractive. One parent described it as a “vertical” campus, as there are many hills to navigate when walking from one area of campus to another. It is a quick shuttle ride (or 10-minute walk) to Davis Square, a T stop on the Red Line. Davis Square has funky shops, jazz and improv clubs and some organic food stores. From there, you can hop on the T and be in Cambridge or Boston within 5 to 10 minutes.
Located not far outside of Boston in the town of Chestnut Hill is Boston College. BC is one of the premier Jesuit colleges in the country. 70% of the student body is Catholic, however the students we met said the best way to understand the Jesuit affiliation on campus is through the students’ commitment to community service. One stated goal at BC is to educate people and send them out to make positive change.